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You've Heard of Genius Hour But Have You Heard of Clarke County's Inspiration Hour?
Genius Hour has introduced students to project-based learning through harnessing student's natural curiosity and passions to create solutions and new innovations. We will be using the idea of Genius Hour to encourage our very own Inspiration Hour to empower students to think critically, collaborate, create, and communicate.
Take a look at the video introducing the concept of Genius Hour we will be using to inspire our passions and learning pathways!
What Will Inspiration Hour Look Like?
We worked through the first quarter on the Engineer Design Process and this quarter we will begin to apply what we have learned about the engineering design process to answer the basic challenge of the Engineering for Good Unit:
Based upon what we have learned about plastics from research for our infographics, how can I design a solution to address a negative impact of plastics on our environment?
Students will define a driving question, define the problem, identify constraints and criteria, develop prototypes, evaluate their prototypes, redesign and rethink, and then communicate their results. Students must produce some type of product to address a solution to the negative impact of plastics on the environment. Students will take charge of their learning to drive and direct their course to more authentic learning.
7 World Changing Facts About Plastic
An infographic by Gray J. (Boyce)
An infographic by Ashley M. (Cooley)
The Mishaps with Plastic
An infographic by Carmen R. (Boyce)