5th Grade "Design Thinking"
Seely Place 5th Graders were introduced to the "Design Thinking" process this year in science. The very first step was recognizing all of the things around us that are designed/engineered. Next, students created marshmallow bridges to span a gap, which was a mini-project designed to have students get comfortable with the idea of "failing forward." As part of the process, students interviewed a partner to find out their likes and dislikes related to school desks. Finally, students created a problem statement, solution statement, and brainstormed (Post-it photos) ideas to meet their partners needs. The final step was creating a prototype desk.