Author: Flite Test STEM
Learning Strand: Ft Workbench
Level: All School Levels
Length: 1 hours. One period of Design Fundamentals based on exemplar schedule (Any given Monday)
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION
ISTE STANDARDS FOR STUDENTS
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHER MATHEMATICS STANDARDS MEASUREMENT
NUMBERS AND OPERATIONS
FT Thumbnail Design Template
Basic Standard or Metric Ruler
PRESENTING THE PROBLEM TO THE STUDENTS
TEACHER NOTE: The following lesson is designed to give the students practice with the use of thumbnails. First we need to present a problem that students will use to sketch some initial thumbnail designs. Introduce the concept of thumbnails as “quick ideas” as opposed to final workable designs, the difference being that thumbnail sketches are rough, small, unscaled drawings of a possible solution. They are not meant to be the workable design used for creating the solution.
Present the following problem;
“An R/C aircraft that can carry a half pound of candy”
THUMBNAILS AND DESIGN PRESENTATION
TEACHER NOTE: Students are to practice thumbnail designs of their possible solutions. Teachers and advisors should work with students.