Brain’s Cooking at Nightingale!

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What do you make using straws, aluminum foil, PVC pipes, string, and duct tape?  This was the Braincooker challenge faced by students in Mrs. Golakova’s seventh and eighth grade classes this month at Nightingale.  Each class split into groups and competed to invent the best model of a given object, such as a fashion accessory or instrument.  The students in each team were required to call upon their creativity and then collaborate to design and build their models.  Each team then shared their process with their class, and each class voted on their favorite model.   When the votes came in, the results were close due to the many innovative products created!

Categories: curriculum integration, design it


The D3 Lab is a collaboration between the Pearson Foundation's New Learning Institute, COMMONstudio design consultancy, and Nightingale Middle School in Los Angeles. It is one part idea lab, one part design and production facility, and one part "do tank." It is a place where students come to nurture and cultivate ideas, tackle big and small problems, and take action.

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