| Designing Design Tasks |
John Gucua teaches fifth graders in Chemsford, MA, and in 2002 attended a course at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell on using pre-engineering design activities in a classroom. After completing this course, John applied for and received a grant for creating a solar house design activity for his students. Listen in Movie 1 to John's design process and strategies in making his own design activity, and compare it to the Generic Design Model or the 7 Models of the Design Process depicted in DITC:
- Using Iterations to help his design evolve over time.
- Doing Research creatively to make some early design decisions.
- Finding and Solving Emergent Problems including designing and making solar panels for his after-school fifth-grade pilot students that were safe and easy to wire.