In today's society, students are being exposed to products of design on a regular basis. They may not know or understand the work involved, but they generally know that some sort of planning has occurred. High School students at Persalvic are studying t he Design Process, Elements of Design, and a variety of design principles. It is now the goal of Persalvic to begin this process at the Junior High level, giving the students the earliest possible exposure to design. The next unit in Grade 7 Science dea ls with structures. This gives students the opportunity to experiment and test their own creations. This project will give the students exposure to other students' work, as well as give them input as to the effectiveness of their own designs. We will a chieve this outcome by posting design problems and possible solutions on the internet, and issuing a challenge to other Junior High students to submit their solutions to our problems.
Students will enhance their knowledge of structural design. By examining and studying other design problems, our students will get the extra practice they need to enrich their classroom learning.
Students will develop skills in file conversion, HTML programming, E-Mail communications, and file transfer. In achieving the goals of the problem solving domain, students will be working toward solutions to various design problems being sent to them.