Challenge: Deadline Friday, September 7
Create the largest building or structure using playing cards
You must complete the contest and submit all of your work by 8pm tonight. If you are having difficulty with any of the steps please refer to the following page: http://www.discoverdesign.org/help
Remember the following:
You must complete each one of the steps of the design process
Proof read all of your work
Submit only the highest quality images
Show your work to a friend, teacher, or family member and get their opinion
Explain everything! Remember that the view does not know anything about your design, it is your job to explain and convey what is unique and interesting about your design
So...your group is done? Well, double check the following:
Is your marble run one stable sculpture?
Is it stable?
Have you met all of the criteria?
Check your craftsmanship. Are there glue drips, messy edges, rough edges, messy tape edges? All of this will take away from the aesthetically pleasing part of your marble run.
Does your marble run function?
Does your marble run use on or more marble?
Do you have a place to catch the marbles at the end?
Can you move your sculpture all as one?
Edit your sculpture as necessary and document any edits of changes that you now need to make. This is part of the process.
You now have the challenge of deciding how your group would like to " finish your sculpture". Would you like to paint it of leave it as is? It is important to make sure that you do not distract or detract from the main event- the marble running it's course. You DO NOT want to add embellishments that take away from this. Bright colors and " accessories" can do this - remember less is more.
Your challenge today is to create a marble run using the tubes that you brought in and any other materials that you bring in from home.
You will work on this in small groups and will need to review and apply "the design process steps" in order to create a successful marble run.
As a class you created the following criteria for the marble run:
Your design must have:
One Moving part or Drop
Looks Good! Aesthetically Pleasing
Must have at least four legs
Container for marbles at Finish Line
Height - minimum of 24 inches
I have high expectations that your marble run will be more sophisticated than this one...................
Introduction to Architecture
This full year course for grades 10-12 is an overview of architecture.
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