Thursday, January 29, 2015
Sixth Grade Personal Symbols
Our 6th graders were learning about memoirs. Part of their study included looking at symbols that could represent what a person stood for or believed in. The 6th grade teachers challenged the students to think of a symbol that would represent themselves. We brought each class into the Lab and explained what would happen next. Taking them through the Engineering Design Process, they would come up with their personal symbol and we would cut it out on the laser cutter.
Back in class, they brainstormed ideas of possible symbols and then came up with one that they felt best represented who they were. On a 3x5 card they drew it in pencil and then went over it in pen or fine-tipped marker.
After scanning the drawings, we created the printing file on Inkscape and made a 3x5 box that would raster the picture out.
The final products turned out great. Here you can see the original drawing along with the laser cut version of their symbol.