School: International Montessori School of Hong Kong
Project Summary: Students in year 6 were tasked with designing an animal habitat for a lower year pet. Pets included lizards, fish, and even an iguana! Students used the design process in order to best understand the pet/ classrooms’ needs, and then used materials in the Makerspace to design the habitat. They presented these designs to the appropriate classrooms, using their feedback and observations of the animals’ behavior to re-design.
Driving Question: How do we ensure the health and happiness of our pets?
Public Product/Performance: Create a habitat designed to help keep the class pet healthy and happy.
English- Communication skills; use of media in presentations;
Design- Design process; prototyping; feedback cycle; sketch-up and other tech tools to design and prototype
Science- Animal Science; classification; ecosystems; symbiotic relationships
Project Duration: 6 weeks during design tech time (meeting 2 times a week; 12 total hours)
Contact Teacher (s): Natalie Chan and Fraser Miller
Natalie Couch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fraser Miller: email@example.com