During this integrated Unit of Study, Grade 3 students at Saigon South International School learnt about engineering and design within a unit that focuses on organizations, systems and community change. Students had to imagine, plan, design and build solutions to address problems they identified within their neighborhood’s systems.
This project introduced students to the engineering and design cycle in the context of an urban engineering project. SSIS students were introduced to the fundamentals of circuitry, sensor technology and electronic systems with LittleBits, and learnt the importance of the design cycle when engineering and prototyping a solution.
Students also used their knowledge of persuasive writing and speech to pitch their ideas to representatives from the Phu My Hung corporation. The unit development was structured and planned with many team members: teachers, coaches, specialist subject teachers, administrators, etc.
The unit was designed with a focus on real world, current issues, creativity and innovation.
Elementary (ages 8-10)
MODULES & ACCESSORIES USED (9)
slide dimmer (1)
light sensor (1)
wire (Individual) (1)
DC motor (tethered) (1)
OTHER MATERIALS USED (1)
Cardboard and other recycled materials 1