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Paper Parks

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore the work of engineers and architects. Students will collaboratively plan an amusement or water park, considering form and function, and individually create a structure for their park using paper sculpting techniques.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will explore the role of engineers and architects in creating an amusement or water park.

Students will collaboratively plan ideas for an amusement or water park.

Students will individually plan ideas for structures in an amusement or water park.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Explain the role of engineers and architects in creating an amusement or water park.
  • Facilitate collaboration in planning ideas for an amusement or water park.
  • Facilitate individual planning for a structure in an amusement or water park.
  • Demonstrate paper sculpting techniques and recycled material usage for students to create their structures.

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National Standards


Create

Elaborate on an imaginative idea.

VA:Cr1.1.3a

Individually or collaboratively construct representations, diagrams, or maps of places that are part of everyday life.

VA:Cr2.3.3a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

1 hour

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Colored construction or scrapbook paper
  • Scrap cardboard & various recyclables
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Pencil
  • Eraser

National Standards


Create

Elaborate on an imaginative idea.

VA:Cr1.1.3a

Individually or collaboratively construct representations, diagrams, or maps of places that are part of everyday life.

VA:Cr2.3.3a

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Steps

Explore Architecture & Engineering

Discuss the roles of architects and engineers in planning amusement and water parks.

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Architects & Engineers

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Worksheet

Park Planning

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Reflection

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