Inspired Inventors!

Ever wonder how the objects we use every day have changed over time? How about what these objects would look like in the future? Learn about the changes in the designs we use and design your own versions in the future.

In this course, young students will investigate the way design has changed over time by examining the objects and places that influence our day-to-day lives. As a function, materials, technology, and design ideals have evolved, these products and places have changed dramatically. Students will then take part in a challenge to imagine and redesign common objects that meet the needs of future consumers.

SKU: SPC3M-x Category: Tag:

$99 USD

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Ever wonder how the objects we use every day have changed over time? How about what these objects would look like in the future? Learn about the changes in the designs we use and design your own versions in the future.

In this course, young students will investigate the way design has changed over time by examining the objects and places that influence our day-to-day lives. As a function, materials, technology, and design ideals have evolved, these products and places have changed dramatically. Students will then take part in a challenge to imagine and redesign common objects that meet the needs of future consumers.

This is a Digital Media Academy self-paced learning experience, designed to build foundational knowledge and skills through hands-on, project-based activities and interactive online excercises.

  • Computers or tablet with internet connection
  • Pencils, markers and paper
  • Model-building materials such as blocks, construction paper and cardboard
  • PBS account (free)

By the end of this course:

Students will be able to…

  • Identify major design changes over time
  • Understand and implement the design process
  • Envision future designs based on course skills and content

Course content

Unit 1 – Transportation
Lesson 1: Let’s Move
Lesson 2: Designing Transportation
Lesson 3: Design It! Transportation

Unit 2 – Communication
Lesson 4: From Caves to Computers
Lesson 5: Why We Communicate
Lesson 6: Design It!

Unit 3 – Houses and Homes
Lesson 7: Houses Inside Out
Lesson 8: Toys, Games, and Fun

Unit 4 – Let’s Design
Lessons 9-11: Think like a Designer

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  • Product Type: Foundation
  • Career Pathway: Creative Design
  • Career Track: 3D Modeling
  • Level:
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Age: 5-8
  • Grade:
  • Style: Self-paced
  • Modules:
  • Certificate Awarded: Yes
  • Inspired Inventors!

    Ever wonder how the objects we use every day have changed over time? How about what these objects would look like in the future? Learn about the changes in the designs we use and design your own versions in the future.

    In this course, young students will investigate the way design has changed over time by examining the objects and places that influence our day-to-day lives. As a function, materials, technology, and design ideals have evolved, these products and places have changed dramatically. Students will then take part in a challenge to imagine and redesign common objects that meet the needs of future consumers.

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