Students will use their problem solving skills and a vinyl cutter to help combat a neighborhood problem. Over the course of four class periods (3 hours in total) students will use their problem solving skills and a vinyl cutter to create a bird sticker to place on their window to stop other birds in the neighborhood from flying into it. Students will create a bird that is adapted to that particular environment in order to make it realistic to the other birds. Students will utilize a vinyl cutter and google draw or inkscape to create these stickers.
Hook students with a neighborhood problem and introduce adaptations.
Have students work in groups to explore adaptations and general trends they notice among the birds created in our class.
Explain to students the problem they will be working to solve and how to use google draw and the parameters for the stickers. Have students brainstorm ideas for their projects based on previous projects using the vinyl cutter.
Creation of bird stickers independently by the students.