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Thank you for being a big part of this community. To better support the initiatives around open educational resources in the state of Michigan, all resources on the Michigan Virtual Learning Object Repository (LOR) are being moved to #GoOpen Michigan (link is external) on September 30th, 2018. During the transition, our LOR will be moved to an archived state, not allowing new user registration or new content to be added. An email with more details was sent to registered users of the LOR in September. To make use of the great resources on the platform, we encourage you to create an account and add your own new resources to the #GoOpen Michigan platform (link is external).

Understanding The Design Process and Creating the World's Tallest Buildings With It


Being able to create with the same process that designers and engineers use is one of the biggest learning super powers we can give our students. The steps are relatively simple to master and create a productive, growth-centered mindset in our learners. The following project is a collection of activities that can turn your students' thinking from "just doing school" to thinking like a creative professional. Building scale models of the world's tallest buildings is a great way to foster and practice these abilities. 

Learning Targets: 
Describe each step of the design process
Successfully design a product or solution
Work as a productive team member with empathy and cooperation
Plan and manage activities that lead to a solution or product
Use a number of digital tools in the process of solving problems or creating products
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Creative Commons Licence
Next Generation and Michigan Science
Next Generation and Michigan Science: