5 March, 2003
For the last few months, my 8th grade students have been designing a 96' x 56' Antarctic research station. As part of their math program, students were given the challenge to design a costal Antarctic station equipped to hold four people for a period of two years. Students began the project by conducting a needs assessment to determine what rooms were necessary and the appropriate room sizes. Next, they drew individual blueprints which were then narrowed down to team designs. The teams built 3D models of their designs, which were then used to narrow the decision to a class design. The classes voted on the best design, which was then constructed out of plywood on the school's back field. Linda Fryer, the awesome math teacher on my team, and my hard working students certainly deserve to be recognize for their hard work.
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