Day 1: Presenting Challenge
In Day 1, Goldman starts off by giving his tech ed students a classic introduction to the parachute design task via a one-page design brief on the parachute task. Students then formed into groups to test the materials they were give, and to identify those design variables that would be most important to test later. MOVIE 2 shows an extended video segment of how five tech ed students spent their first 25 minutes exploring the Model Parachute task. (Also watch Designer Roles for a video-enhanced interpretation of this sequence.