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Summer SAVY Session 5, Day 1, Dive Into Design

Posted by on Monday, July 17, 2023 in blog, SAVY.

Day 1:  Happy Monday and welcome to Dive into Design! Our class is off to a great start. We had a wonderful day getting to know each other and diving into the world of measurement and design. Today, we discovered our challenge for the week:  

“A swimming pool is about to be built in your neighborhood! The architect and construction workers need your help to figure out how to build it. The community has had several meetings to decide how to design the pool, but everyone seems to have different ideas about how deep the pool should be, what shape it should have, and what special features would be important. The adults cannot seem to agree on a design, so now the architect has decided to ask you for your ideas!”  

We started our design process as architects by drawing a model to plan our pool.  

We learned:  

  • (Lesson 1) Objects with different attributes are measured in different ways.
  • (Lesson 2) A model is a physical, conceptual, or mathematical simplification of an object or process. 
  • (Lesson 3) Items may be grouped by comparing and contrasting their attributes.

Ms. Chelsea Pilote