Thursday, June 1, 2017

ADST Through the Curriculum

I recently had the privilege of working with teachers from Bear Creek Elementary. We explored how the new Applied Design, Skills and Technology (ADST) curriculum can be embedded in content from other subject areas.

As the Science Helping Teacher, I naturally focussed on science content as the vehicle to launch ADST design activities. There is a natural link between science and design by applying science concepts to engineering and building activities.

We started out by investigating some physics ideas with a marble rolling down a ramp. We changed the ramp height, length and material and observed and measured how the motion of the marble changed. This naturally led to a roller coaster design challenge. Lots of curricular and core competencies bubbled up naturally.

Here is a link to the PowerPoint slides and some other documents from the workshop:
ADST Through the Curriculum


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