Reflection: Problem-based Approaches Designing a Wind Turbine (Part 3) - Section 2: Design Ideas


It is important to ask the students to draw more than one design for several reasons. It is an authentic activity in design to create more than one option. This part of the creative process is vital for the students to feel. It is easy to think about only one design but it is a higher level thinking skills to create three different designs. I use a questioning strategy to help students understand the reason for developing more than one design.

In groups of four, students are given a white lap board. I ask them to write down the reasons why it is important to develop more than one design. 

  More Than One Design
  Problem-based Approaches: More Than One Design
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Designing a Wind Turbine (Part 3)

Unit 7: Designing for the Future: Wind Turbine Design
Lesson 3 of 7

Objective: SWBAT use scientific knowledge to explain several wind turbine blades ideas.

Big Idea: The fun starts here. Students are armed with lots of cool scientific information and now they can start the designs! They explain how their designs are great solutions to the problem.

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