Enter the Lower School FabLab...We brought the class into the Lab, and using the engineering design process, came up with a plan.
*The stylus' need to be in a container.
*There are 3 different work groups so we would need 3 different containers
*Each group would need to decide on a shape & size for the container and what material it would
be made out of.
Each group met to solve their problem:
Red group wanted a rectangular box made of plastic
Yellow group wanted a cylinder made out of wood
Blue group wanted an oval box made out of metal
At our next session, the students looked at their mini prototypes and had the challenge of figuring out what dimensions their final box would have. Blue group also needed to pick a different plastic. With guidance from the teacher, and use of rulers and drawings, each group came up with measurements for their box. Also, the red group changed their material from plastic to wood.
After the students left, the Lab created "real size" prototypes for each group. Our next step would be to see if the dimensions we picked were good or if we had to make more improvements.