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1 STEM Design for Learning A WebQuest for Real World Project-Based Learning Sunnyvale Middle School 2014 Designing School Supplies

2 You will work with other students in a group pretending to be a school supply company. Each member of the group will become an expert on one type of school supply, in order create a new and improved design. Here is an outline of your tasks: 1.Form a company and choose a school supply as your design project. 2.Gather thoughts and form questions about the chosen school supply. 3.Research and learn about your school supply to share with the rest of your company. 4.Communicate what you learned with your company and brainstorm new designs 5.Use information and group discussion to design two improvements to this school tool. 6.Share your designs with your company, trying to sell each design. As a company, choose one design from each member. 7.Create an ad page for the chosen design. Meet to receive feedback and make final design decisions. 8.Complete ads and place them into a company catalog. *Bonus: Place catalogs out for display in the school or on a class website. Students vote which school tool they would buy from the catalogues. Numbers are tallied to determine which products are most successful. Task 2 Back to Main Menu

3 Company Meeting Meet with your group and choose a company name. Discuss the pros and cons of the various school supplies. Decide who will be an expert on which tool. Once you decide, begin individual research and thinking by following the the school supply learning path. If viewing digitally, click on the school supply to begin. Pencil Stapler Scissors Paperclips Process: Step 1 Crayons Erasers 3 Back to Main Menu

4 Your Name: ________________________Company Name: ______________________________ Estimate when you think the pencil was first invented: ________________ What did the pencil replace—what was mostly used for writing before the pencil came into use? _______________________________________________________________________________ What do you think the differences might be from the first pencils to those used to today? _______________________________________________________________________________ What changes occurred because of this invention? ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ What questions do you have about the pencil? _______________________________________________________________________________ Pencil Designer Process Step 2: Prior Learning 4

5 Your Name: ________________________Company Name: ______________________________ Pencil Designer Process Step 3: Research Use your own questions and some of the following to guide your research. Use at least two resources to gather information about pencils. Take notes and be sure to include the number of the resource next to each note. Search for additional sources of information as needed. Summarize your findings to prepare to share at your next company meeting. You want to use evidence from your research to support the importance of the pencil In the company store catalog. Pencil Resource Web Links 5 Musgrave Pencil Facts Tennessee History for Kids: Musgrave Pencil Company Faber Castell Pencil Facts The Economist: The Future of the Pencil Pencil History 7 7 Science Discovery Video— How it’s Made?... Pencils Green Your—Pencils

6 Take turns sharing your research about each school supply. Discuss why this is an important tool for school. Discuss why this school tool should be included in the company catalog. Brainstorm possible improvements based on current use and needs. Each company member will take notes and ask for ideas during each supply focus time. These ideas will be used for the design phase of the project, so be sure to get as much help as possible from your company. Process: Step 4 Company Meeting 6 Questions to Guide New Design Ideas How well does this school supply work now? What are some of its flaws? How could it work better? How fun is this school supply to use? How can this school supply be designed so it is more fun to use? How long does the school supply last? How could it last longer? How sustainable is the school supply? How can it be made to be less harmful to the environment?

7 Design 1 Improvement Description: Reason for changes: Design 2 Improvement Description: Reason for changes: Process Step 5: Design Worksheet ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 7

8 Process Step 6: Company Meeting: Choosing Designs 8 In this meeting your company chooses one of the two designs created for each school supply. Take turns sharing your designs with the other members of your company. Show your drawing details and support your ideas with reasons why each design improves the school supply. Provide time for questions to explain any part of the design that isn’t understood. Discuss which design is thought to be a better “sell”. As a company, choose one design from each member.

9 Create a catalog ad page for your chosen school supply design. Include the best features of your school supply design to sell the product. What is special about your design? Be sure to make it clear to customers. Hold a company meeting for final ideas and feedback on catalog pages. Add any changes or finishing touches to your final ad. Process Step 7: Catalog Page Process Step 8: Company Catalog Combine ads with the rest of the company and place into a company catalog. Be sure to create a cover for your catalog that includes your company name. Display the catalog in paper form or digitally online. *As a bonus activity have students “buy” products by voting on what school supplies they would most likely want to use. This can be completed as an online poll or paper/pencil checklist. 9

10 Your Name: ________________________Company Name: ______________________________ Estimate when you think the stapler was first invented: ________________ What did the stapler replace—what was mostly used for fastening papers before the stapler came into use? _______________________________________________________________________________ What do you think the differences might be from the first staplers to those used to today? _______________________________________________________________________________ What changes occurred because of this invention? ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ What questions do you have about the stapler? _______________________________________________________________________________ Stapler Designer Process Step 2: Prior Learning 10

11 Your Name: ________________________Company Name: ______________________________ Stapler Designer Process Step 3: Research Use your own questions and some of the following to guide your research. Use at least two resources to gather information about staplers. Take notes and be sure to include the number of the resource next to each note. Search for additional sources of information as needed. Summarize your findings to prepare to share at your next company meeting. You want to use evidence from your research to support the importance of the stapler In the company store catalog. DIAO ReUseIt Staple Free Stapler (Includes video demo)http://bit.ly/14GtIzx Stapler Resource Web Links Made How: How Staplers Are Made?http://www.madehow.com/Volume- 1/Stapler.htmlhttp://www.madehow.com/Volume- 1/Stapler.html The Office Museum New York Times- The Attachment that’s Still Making Noise

12 Take turns sharing your research about each school supply. Discuss why this is an important tool for school. Discuss why this school tool should be included in the company catalog. Brainstorm possible improvements based on current use and needs. Each company member will take notes and ask for ideas during each supply focus time. These ideas will be used for the design phase of the project, so be sure to get as much help as possible from your company. Process: Step 4 Company Meeting 12 Questions to Guide New Design Ideas How well does this school supply work now? What are some of its flaws? How could it work better? How fun is this school supply to use? How can this school supply be designed so it is more fun to use? How long does the school supply last? How could it last longer? How sustainable is the school supply? How can it be made to be less harmful to the environment?

13 Design 1 Improvement Description: Reason for changes: Design 2 Improvement Description: Reason for changes: Process Step 5: Design Worksheet ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 13

14 Process Step 6: Company Meeting: Choosing Designs 14 In this meeting your company chooses one of the two designs created for each school supply. Take turns sharing your designs with the other members of your company. Show your drawing details and support your ideas with reasons why each design improves the school supply. Provide time for questions to explain any part of the design that isn’t understood. Discuss which design is thought to be a better “sell”. As a company, choose one design from each member.

15 Create a catalog ad page for your chosen school supply design. Include the best features of your school supply design to sell the product. What is special about your design? Be sure to make it clear to customers. Hold a company meeting for final ideas and feedback on catalog pages. Add any changes or finishing touches to your final ad. Process Step 7: Catalog Page Process Step 8: Company Catalog Combine ads with the rest of the company and place into a company catalog. Be sure to create a cover for your catalog that includes your company name. Display the catalog in paper form or digitally online. *As a bonus activity have students “buy” products by voting on what school supplies they would most likely want to use. This can be completed as an online poll or paper/pencil checklist. 15

16 Your Name: ________________________Company Name: ______________________________ Estimate when you think the crayons were first invented: ________________ What did crayons replace—what was mostly used for coloring before crayons came into use? _______________________________________________________________________________ What do you think the differences might be from the first crayons to those used to today? _______________________________________________________________________________ What changes occurred because of this invention? ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ What questions do you have about crayons? _______________________________________________________________________________ Crayon Designer Process Step 2: Prior Learning 16

17 Your Name: ________________________Company Name: ______________________________ Crayon Designer Process Step 3: Research Use your own questions and some of the following to guide your research. Use at least two resources to gather information about crayons. Take notes and be sure to include the number of the resource next to each note. Search for additional sources of information as needed. Summarize your findings to prepare to share at your next company meeting. You want to use evidence from your research to support the importance of crayons In the company store catalog. Crayon Resource Web Links Inventor Hall of Fame: Edwin Binny Fact Monster: Crayola Crayon Colors Crayola Green Initiatives Everyday Chemistry: How Crayons Made Their Debut The Life of the American Crayon How Stuff Works: How Crayons and Markers are Made

18 Take turns sharing your research about each school supply. Discuss why this is an important tool for school. Discuss why this school tool should be included in the company catalog. Brainstorm possible improvements based on current use and needs. Each company member will take notes and ask for ideas during each supply focus time. These ideas will be used for the design phase of the project, so be sure to get as much help as possible from your company. Process: Step 4 Company Meeting 18 Questions to Guide New Design Ideas How well does this school supply work now? What are some of its flaws? How could it work better? How fun is this school supply to use? How can this school supply be designed so it is more fun to use? How long does the school supply last? How could it last longer? How sustainable is the school supply? How can it be made to be less harmful to the environment?

19 Design 1 Improvement Description: Reason for changes: Design 2 Improvement Description: Reason for changes: Process Step 5: Design Worksheet ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 19

20 Process Step 6: Company Meeting: Choosing Designs 20 In this meeting your company chooses one of the two designs created for each school supply. Take turns sharing your designs with the other members of your company. Show your drawing details and support your ideas with reasons why each design improves the school supply. Provide time for questions to explain any part of the design that isn’t understood. Discuss which design is thought to be a better “sell”. As a company, choose one design from each member.

21 Create a catalog ad page for your chosen school supply design. Include the best features of your school supply design to sell the product. What is special about your design? Be sure to make it clear to customers. Hold a company meeting for final ideas and feedback on catalog pages. Add any changes or finishing touches to your final ad. Process Step 7: Catalog Page Process Step 8: Company Catalog Combine ads with the rest of the company and place into a company catalog. Be sure to create a cover for your catalog that includes your company name. Display the catalog in paper form or digitally online. *As a bonus activity have students “buy” products by voting on what school supplies they would most likely want to use. This can be completed as an online poll or paper/pencil checklist. 21

22 Your Name: ________________________Company Name: ______________________________ Estimate when you think the scissors was first invented: ________________ What did the scissors replace—what was mostly used for cutting before the scissors came into use? _______________________________________________________________________________ What do you think the differences might be from the first scissors to those used to today? _______________________________________________________________________________ What changes occurred because of this invention? ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ What questions do you have about scissors? _______________________________________________________________________________ Scissors Designer Process Step 2: Prior Learning 22

23 Your Name: ________________________Company Name: ______________________________ Scissors Designer Process Step 3: Research Use your own questions and some of the following to guide your research. Use at least two resources to gather information about scissors. Take notes and be sure to include the number of the resource next to each note. Search for additional sources of information as needed. Summarize your findings to prepare to share at your next company meeting. You want to use evidence from your research to support the importance of scissors In the company store catalog. Scissors Resource Web Links 23 Klemscott Design—Scissors Westcott Scissors Wired Magazine: Shear Genius BBC: The Scissor Maker That has Cut Through Chinese Historyhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business OVGuide—Scissors Video Clip New Technology Gives Fiskars Scissors a Whole New Look How Products are Made: Scissors

24 Take turns sharing your research about each school supply. Discuss why this is an important tool for school. Discuss why this school tool should be included in the company catalog. Brainstorm possible improvements based on current use and needs. Each company member will take notes and ask for ideas during each supply focus time. These ideas will be used for the design phase of the project, so be sure to get as much help as possible from your company. Process: Step 4 Company Meeting 24 Questions to Guide New Design Ideas How well does this school supply work now? What are some of its flaws? How could it work better? How fun is this school supply to use? How can this school supply be designed so it is more fun to use? How long does the school supply last? How could it last longer? How sustainable is the school supply? How can it be made to be less harmful to the environment?

25 Design 1 Improvement Description: Reason for changes: Design 2 Improvement Description: Reason for changes: Process Step 5: Design Worksheet ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 25

26 Process Step 6: Company Meeting: Choosing Designs 26 In this meeting your company chooses one of the two designs created for each school supply. Take turns sharing your designs with the other members of your company. Show your drawing details and support your ideas with reasons why each design improves the school supply. Provide time for questions to explain any part of the design that isn’t understood. Discuss which design is thought to be a better “sell”. As a company, choose one design from each member.

27 Create a catalog ad page for your chosen school supply design. Include the best features of your school supply design to sell the product. What is special about your design? Be sure to make it clear to customers. Hold a company meeting for final ideas and feedback on catalog pages. Add any changes or finishing touches to your final ad. Process Step 7: Catalog Page Process Step 8: Company Catalog Combine ads with the rest of the company and place into a company catalog. Be sure to create a cover for your catalog that includes your company name. Display the catalog in paper form or digitally online. *As a bonus activity have students “buy” products by voting on what school supplies they would most likely want to use. This can be completed as an online poll or paper/pencil checklist. 27

28 Your Name: ________________________Company Name: ______________________________ Estimate when you think paperclips were first invented: ________________ What did paperclips replace—what was mostly used for fastening papers before paperclips came into use? _______________________________________________________________________________ What do you think the differences might be from the first paperclips to those used to today? _______________________________________________________________________________ What changes occurred because of this invention? ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ What questions do you have about paperclips? _______________________________________________________________________________ Paperclip Designer Process Step 2: Prior Learning 28

29 Your Name: ________________________Company Name: ______________________________ Paperclip Designer Process Step 3: Research Use your own questions and some of the following to guide your research. Use at least two resources to gather information about paperclips. Take notes and be sure to include the number of the resource next to each note. Search for additional sources of information as needed. Summarize your findings to prepare to share at your next company meeting. You want to use evidence from your research to support the importance of paperclips In the company store catalog. Paperclip Resource Web Links Early Office Museum Slate: The Perfection of the Paperclip How is it Made? Paperclips (video) Princeton Edu: Paperclip History Channel: Paperclip Video Treehugger: Recycled Paperclips

30 Take turns sharing your research about each school supply. Discuss why this is an important tool for school. Discuss why this school tool should be included in the company catalog. Brainstorm possible improvements based on current use and needs. Each company member will take notes and ask for ideas during each supply focus time. These ideas will be used for the design phase of the project, so be sure to get as much help as possible from your company. Process: Step 4 Company Meeting 30 Questions to Guide New Design Ideas How well does this school supply work now? What are some of its flaws? How could it work better? How fun is this school supply to use? How can this school supply be designed so it is more fun to use? How long does the school supply last? How could it last longer? How sustainable is the school supply? How can it be made to be less harmful to the environment?

31 Design 1 Improvement Description: Reason for changes: Design 2 Improvement Description: Reason for changes: Process Step 5: Design Worksheet ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 31

32 Process Step 6: Company Meeting: Choosing Designs 32 In this meeting your company chooses one of the two designs created for each school supply. Take turns sharing your designs with the other members of your company. Show your drawing details and support your ideas with reasons why each design improves the school supply. Provide time for questions to explain any part of the design that isn’t understood. Discuss which design is thought to be a better “sell”. As a company, choose one design from each member.

33 Create a catalog ad page for your chosen school supply design. Include the best features of your school supply design to sell the product. What is special about your design? Be sure to make it clear to customers. Hold a company meeting for final ideas and feedback on catalog pages. Add any changes or finishing touches to your final ad. Process Step 7: Catalog Page Process Step 8: Company Catalog Combine ads with the rest of the company and place into a company catalog. Be sure to create a cover for your catalog that includes your company name. Display the catalog in paper form or digitally online. *As a bonus activity have students “buy” products by voting on what school supplies they would most likely want to use. This can be completed as an online poll or paper/pencil checklist. 33

34 Your Name: ________________________Company Name: ______________________________ Estimate when you think the erasers were first invented: ________________ What did erasers replace—what was mostly used for taking away written marks before erasers came into use? _______________________________________________________________________________ What do you think the differences might be from the first erasers to those used to today? _______________________________________________________________________________ What changes occurred because of this invention? ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ What questions do you have about erasers? _______________________________________________________________________________ Eraser Designer Process Step 2: Prior Learning 34

35 Your Name: ________________________Company Name: ______________________________ Eraser Designer Process Step 3: Research Use your own questions and some of the following to guide your research. Use at least two resources to gather information about erasers. Take notes and be sure to include the number of the resource next to each note. Search for additional sources of information as needed. Summarize your findings to prepare to share at your next company meeting. You want to use evidence from your research to support the importance of erasers In the company store catalog. Eraser Resource Web Links How Stuff Works-Erasers History of Erasers The New Yorker- All About Erasers Innovate Us-Erasers JetPens: A Look at Different Eraser Styles Everyday Chemistry: The History Behind Your Eraser

36 Take turns sharing your research about each school supply. Discuss why this is an important tool for school. Discuss why this school tool should be included in the company catalog. Brainstorm possible improvements based on current use and needs. Each company member will take notes and ask for ideas during each supply focus time. These ideas will be used for the design phase of the project, so be sure to get as much help as possible from your company. Process: Step 4 Company Meeting 36 Questions to Guide New Design Ideas How well does this school supply work now? What are some of its flaws? How could it work better? How fun is this school supply to use? How can this school supply be designed so it is more fun to use? How long does the school supply last? How could it last longer? How sustainable is the school supply? How can it be made to be less harmful to the environment?

37 Design 1 Improvement Description: Reason for changes: Design 2 Improvement Description: Reason for changes: Process Step 5: Design Worksheet ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 37

38 Process Step 6: Company Meeting: Choosing Designs 38 In this meeting your company chooses one of the two designs created for each school supply. Take turns sharing your designs with the other members of your company. Show your drawing details and support your ideas with reasons why each design improves the school supply. Provide time for questions to explain any part of the design that isn’t understood. Discuss which design is thought to be a better “sell”. As a company, choose one design from each member.

39 Create a catalog ad page for your chosen school supply design. Include the best features of your school supply design to sell the product. What is special about your design? Be sure to make it clear to customers. Hold a company meeting for final ideas and feedback on catalog pages. Add any changes or finishing touches to your final ad. Process Step 7: Catalog Page Process Step 8: Company Catalog Combine ads with the rest of the company and place into a company catalog. Be sure to create a cover for your catalog that includes your company name. Display the catalog in paper form or digitally online. *As a bonus activity have students “buy” products by voting on what school supplies they would most likely want to use. This can be completed as an online poll or paper/pencil checklist. 39


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