We moved back to the Project Lead the Way curriculum and discussed elements of design. The kids read about line, form, shadow, color, etc and thought about photos they could take to show the different desing elements. We discussed how anything designed uses the elements, including my bling bell. The kids took photos in and out of the classroom, to explain the element of design they wanted to capture. It was great fun guessing what element they had intended and Isabelle loved seeing her photo on the huge Smart Board.
After discussing how engineers communicate via drawings, the kids practiced making one and two point perspective drawings and isometric drawings. Making block letters from their names, the one and two point perspective drawings were very popular. They love the isometric graph paper and have been drawing cubes like crazy. Tomorrow we start the orthographic drawings.