So last week in Ms. Chartier's class, our first graders started to play with the challenges in Makers Empire. This week we started diving into the Design Thinking Process.
L - Look, Learn, Listen
First students looked at bubble wands that were already designed to make predictions about what may or may not work as well as learned about how bubbles are created with bubble wands.
A - Ask Questions
Next students tested the bubble wands to see which designs worked better and asked questions about what made some designs more effective than other designs.
Students recorded what they learned from their testing using the audio selection in Classkick.
To prepare for the lesson, I printed bubble wand designs from Thingiverse for our students to test. Next we will be using the tutorial from Makers Empire to iterate several designs before printing a uniquely designed bubble wand.