In this design class students learn about architecture, social responsibility and community. Students will gain experience envisioning, designing and building a scale model of their own tiny home. Students will also be introduced to and be able to translate building design and concepts including sustainability, functionality and how to incorporate natural light in the house design. This class will teach students about translating programmatic requirements to a three-dimensional project (design), develop scale modeling skills (math), creativity (arts), ability to follow instructions (life lessons), ability to understand and work within constraints and time management (workforce skills). To refine the students' presentation and communication skills, all students will present their tiny houses to the class. This course is designed for middle school students who have little to no experience with design or construction.

Note: The Sally Ride Science Junior Academy courses are designed to inspire young adults to pursue careers in STE[+a]M. Please click, “Expand All” to ensure that you are selecting the corresponding grade level, as outlined in the “note” section from the offerings listed below.

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Course Number: WKSP-90034
Credit: 0.00 unit(s)