40 minutes per lab
Unit Essential Question(s)
- How do the mechanics of the Pantograph build help it create scaled drawings?
- How can we use tools to create models that communicate our ideas?
- How is the Pantograph useful in real-life contexts?
The following concepts will be covered throughout this Unit:
- A pantograph is a drafting tool used to create scaled drawings.
- How a pantograph can be used in a design challenge.
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Unit Standards will be addressed in every Lab within the Unit.
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP.5: Use appropriate tools strategically.
How Standard is Achieved: In Lab 1, students will learn about the purpose of the Pantograph as a mathematical tool, and how it can be used to create drawings at different scale. In Lab 2, students will utilize the Pantograph as a design tool in order to create designs for an astronaut school.
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
ISTE (7) Global Collaborator - 7c: Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.
How Standard is Achieved: During the Lab 1 Engage section, students will work together to build the Pantograph from Build Instructions. In the Play sections, students work together with their group to use the Pantograph to create scaled drawings. In the Share section, they will discuss how they worked collaboratively with each other in their groups to create their scaled drawings. In Lab 2, students will collaborate closely to use the Pantograph in the Engineering Design Process. Students will also collaborate to evaluate their individual design ideas and decide on a final group design.