A local paper company donated scrap cardboard and we taught the kids to
score and bend it to make buildings. We build buildings out of pasteboard
The kids made "maps" of their rooms.
Check and see if you can get access to a computer lab with a CAD program.
You can also use something like MSPublisher2000 to "lay out a room" using
different sized boxes.
Have them design the _______________ (home/school/work) of the future.
See if you can get a copy of blue prints of someplace they all know (school
(if they go to the same one), library, city hall,), better if you can walk
through the building with the blue prints in hand and compare 3-D with 2-D
Design mosaic tiles
There are some architecture blocks you can by for creating buildings on a
tabletop also a magnetic kit with the same idea
Regular building blocks (be careful of the height if using larger blocks so
no-one gets clonked on the head)
T squares the kids got the biggest kick out of using them
Field trip to architects' office to see the real thing (trip to a building
site the designed as a follow up)
That's is all I can think of right now.
Kimberly Herbert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts/Children's Art Museum
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