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Courtyard Design
Teacher-created lesson in which students design and construct a proportionally accurate model of their "dream playground/courtyard.”
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Crash Test Physics
Teacher-created lesson in which students design and test a "CO2-powered balsawood dragster," using prior knowledge of kinematics. The object is to keep an egg unbroken in a crash.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Creating the Sant Ocean Hall
This webpage tells of the creation and design of the new Sant Ocean Hall at the National Museum of Natural History. The story is told from the perspective of exhibition designers
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
Grade(s): General audience
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Creating/Improving the International Space Station
Teacher-created lesson in which students design a solution to a problem faced by astronauts living and working in space.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Crystal Blue Persuasion (4-8)
Lesson examining historic posters, jewelry, quilts and buttons that were created to call attention to a political issue. After evaluating how these items were used to communicate a political message, students create an item that conveys a message about a historic or current issue.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Crystal Blue Persuasion (9-12)
Activity examining historic posters, jewelry, quilts and buttons that were created to call attention to a political issue. Students then create an item that conveys a message about an issue.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Cutting Corners — Parts 1 & 2
Teacher-created math lesson in which students use their knowledge of optimization in a study of commercial packaging.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Declaring Ourselves Free
Teacher-created lesson in which students learn about the Declaration of Independence by creating their own document--something they would write if they were to declare independence from the United States today.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Design a Better Classroom Workplace
Teacher-created math lesson in which students find a more efficient arrangement for their classroom. They use area formulas to identify any problems with the existing arrangement. They use volume formulas to design a solution.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Design a CSA Food Market
Teacher-created lesson in which students design a system of community-supported agriculture (CSA). Includes such math applications as measurement and geometry.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Design a Latin American Restaurant
Teacher-created lesson in which Spanish 1 students investigate the culture of a Latin American country in order to design a new restaurant serving its cuisine. They identify a target audience and ideal location, set prices, and create a menu and an "atmosphere."
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Design as a Tool for Community Action
In this two-week summer academy/interdisciplinary unit, students apply design solution to problems within their community. Students use the five stages of design to identify and solve any problems they find in their community. Along the way, students learn creative problem solving, critical evaluation, persuasive speaking, and the importance of community action as they go from identify and creating solutions to actually trying to implement and sell those solutions to community decision makers.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Design Competition: Energy Systems of the Future!
Teacher-created lesson in which students develop concepts for using renewable resources.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Design for School Logo
Teacher-created lesson in which students design a school logo to be used on stationery, T-shirts, or any other object.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Design Triennial
Showcase of work by eighty American designers, includes both conceptual and realized objects. Celebrates the technological innovations, artistic evolution, and cultural impact of design. Includes printable activity sheets for children.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Design Your Own Building: Rhode Island State Police Headquarters
Lesson has students listen to a gust speaker who is working on a building design project. This speaker should discuss the importance of addressing the various needs of the people who will occupy the building. Then students design their own building and present them to the class.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Design Your Perfect Career
Teacher-created lesson in which students choose possible careers by using the design process.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Design‚ Art: Functional Objects from Donald Judd to Rachel Whiteread
Exhibition of virtually unknown design works by Minimalist and post-Minimalist artists of the last fifty years. Includes Donald Judd, Scott Burton, Richard Tuttle, Dan Flavin, Sol LeWitt, and Rachel Whiteread.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Design-A-Room
Lesson introduces design concepts by having students explore interior design and make their own miniature rooms with furnishings.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Designing “Green” to Save Our Green Planet
Teacher-created lesson in which students design environment-friendly homes. Their client: the planet Earth.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Designing a Communal Leisure Space
Teacher-created lesson in which students design a recreational space for the school. They research such spaces in their community and apply what they’ve learned.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Designing a Mythical Creature
Teacher-created lesson in which students brainstorm a list of modern conundrums that could use some explanation. They then sculpt or paint representations of mythological creatures that explain the origins of something.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Designing a Playground!
Unit of teacher-created lessons in which students use math, science, language arts, and life skills in the process of designing a safe, fun playground.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Designing Musical Instruments
Lesson plan shows how musical instruments can be used in a study of sound energy. Students employ observation, logic, and reasoning to determine how different pitches are made. They then invent their own instruments to produce various sounds and pitches.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Designing Scavengers
Lesson in which students explore People's Design Award submissions and work in groups to create a scavenger hunt based on them.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Designing the Future of Technology
Teacher-created lesson in which students choose a form of everyday technology (e.g., phone, camera, video game console) and research how the technology evolved. Then then give presentations on their ideas for a new design.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Designing the Small Farm of the Future
Teacher-created lesson in which students consider means of “sustainable farming.” Complements social studies lessons on the role of agriculture in the development of civilizations through history.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Detracting Distraction
Lesson has students design a solution to the problem of a distracting classroom window. Working in groups, they consider the necessary materials and procedures. The whole class selects one plan to pursue and documents the steps required to realize their design.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Digging It--A Garden, That Is
Teacher-created lesson in which students design a community garden to benefit the hungry in the community.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Divine Design
Teacher-created lesson in which middle-schoolers create a 3-D model of a "green school."
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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