BRINGING DT TO SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSES IN BEAVERCREEK, OH
In May, Science and Social Studies teachers (who participated in our February Intro to Design Thinking workshop) had the chance to take their classes into newly completed design labs, and dive into activities we'd built for them.
One activity touched on the problem of plastics in the waste stream, and challenged students to develop viable products made from recycled plastic bags. When one student heard about the project, he got his parents to take him to the mall so he could collect plastic bags in a variety of colors. He then designed clothes for his sister’s barbie dolls.
Other students designed sandals, an apron, a prom dress, and a fantastic umbrella hat.