This week saw the further development of a series of D3 based projects at C:/Dags. The first was a more creative spin on the traditional “balloon powered car” project. Mr. Garcia has been guiding teams of 10th grade students in his physics class through the D3 process as they work with a limited pallet of materials. Students have explored an iterative and collaborative approach to creating their cars, which has resulted in a broad range of outcomes and strategies. In another physics class, Mrs. Morrison is giving the D3 treatment to the “egg drop” challenge. What is worth noting in both cases is how limiting the palette of available materials can spur more creative and innovative responses to seemingly straightforward challenges.
We are working with both teachers to streamline systems for periodic feedback and assessment. Final competitions for both projects take place tomorrow!