Learn, Solve, Make, Do!
In this activity we had to make a list of things we want to either learn, solve, make, or do. I have a lot things that I want to learn, and across the board I noticed that my answers stemmed from BMX and snowboarding. I want to take parts from my garage that I have accumulated through the years and make a bike using them. In that process, I will also be learning the parts of the bike and how all the moving parts come together and work in unison.
Find Your Passion
In this activity, we had to answer 6 of 11 questions, all targeted towards revealing our interests and passions. Then, we had to ask a close friend or family member the same questions and see what they said about us. Then, we had to put those 6 questions into a presentation that showed those answers. This activity was interesting to see how my family and friends think of me versus how I think of me. In all, my peers know we pretty well and understand my passions and beliefs.
In this phase, we were asked to answer questions about the three topics that we narrowed down to from our Learn, Solve, Make, Do! worksheet. We were asked to describe what we plan to do with our project in detail, turn the idea into a question, and get feedback from others about our ideas.
In this section we choose on of the three that we narrowed down to and plan out what we will need for the project. I have chosen to make a custom race bike using parts and materials that I have in my house. I plan to learn how to build the bike and use spray paint and stickers to customize it to my liking. I will try and use only parts in my house, but there might be times where I need to buy something or ask around for something. Obviously, I would need to buy the spray paint because that I don't have. I have lots of tools and other machines that I need to complete this project, so it just comes down to putting it all together.