Guide Students' Thinking
Use these questions to help your students build a model that meets competition requirements.
- What scale would work best for your model?
- What features would best represent your city (buildings, zones, landforms, interconnectivity, and infrastructure such as transportation, energy, waste disposal, pollution control)?
- How can you show that your city is well planned, accessible, and considers the environment?
- What makes your city innovative and futuristic? How can you show your futuristic ideas are based on science and engineering?
- How will you include your solution to the Fuel Your Future essay in your model?
- What recycled materials could you use? How could you use them in creative ways?
- What will your moving part(s) do? How does it represent an important element of your city design?
- How will you power your moving part(s)? Can you easily repeat the movement?
- As you build your model, how could you use the design process to help you work through problems (define the problem to solve; brainstorm various solutions; select a solution; design, build, test and redesign solution; share results)?
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