Students presented their final projects to their peers last week. They determined as a design team what their price would be, where it would sell, and what their customer based would be. Groups participated in Question and Answer sessions with their peers. They had to determine their answers as a company to tell their peers more about their product and how it could change in the future. Here are a few photos from those days:
Our 9th graders went to Discovery Place to learn more about Genghis Khan through an exhibit and the "Mysteries of China" through an Imax Movie. Students were able to see the knowledge they learned throughout multiple classes in real-life and see actual artifacts they have learned about throughout the quarter.
For the past few weeks, we have been focusing on product design. The students chose teams and came up with a product that solved an everyday problem that a high-schooler would encounter. The project was inspired by the Target/Umbra Initiative in 2015. The goal was to sell "back to school" items to college consumers, created by industrial design students at Philadelphia University. This week students have begun building their products and later will present them to the class as a sellable item.
5 Groups from Central Cabarrus High School participated in the Contest this weekend. One of our groups won third place and $250!! Congratulations everyone, and thank you for participating!
For this Unit of Study, students explored the Elements and Principles of Design. First, students created "units" that showed the Elements of Art: space, shape, and line. Next, students used these units/shapes to build a sculpture that was inspired by a Principle of Design. Finally, all groups participated in presentations where they displayed their work and demonstrated their knowledge of the vocabulary.
These three designs won in the Design & Discovery & TED classes!!
Or STEM program was contacted to participate in this amazing opportunity. Today students started to create design proposals for "Switch on the Sidewalk" in teams of 4. The designs will be judged at the school level then 3-5 entries will be sent to in to become possible entries for the event. Please visit the following website if you are interesting in learning more about this event: www.concorddowntown.com/Events/EventDetails/TabId/171/ArtMID/628/ArticleID/272/Create-the-Con
We have been redesigning the CCHS STEM Design Cycle. Students work in teams of 4-5 to completely redesign the steps, symbols, and layout to help their "viewers" have a deeper understanding of the design cycle. This assignment helps create deep comprehension of our Cycle and serves as an intro to the beginning of layout and design rules. If you need a refresher for the what our CCHS STEM Design Cycle means check out the resources page!