Monday, November 18, 2013

Make Cycle #2 Overview: Noticing, Observing and Narrating (Make with Me: Mapping)

Make Cycle #2 Noticing, Observing and Narrating (Make with Me: Mapping)   

Last week we composed videos on our future career interests. We then observed, noticed, and narrated an object related to that interest and inquired into the science surrounding it. Our questions were starting places for our research, and today, our learning in all of these spaces will serve as starting places for our make…..   

What do you mean by maps?
A common definition of a map goes something like this:
a diagrammatic representation of an area of land or sea showing physical features, cities, roads, etc.
or there are more broad definitions, like this one:
a diagram or collection of data showing the spatial arrangement or distribution of something over an area

For this project, we can take an even broader view:
  • Maps give visual representation
  • Maps provide perspective
  • Maps orient the viewer to a big picture

           -Maps can show where you’ve been, as well as where you are going
           -Maps can illustrate places, events, time, and/or ideas
What are the requirements for this make?    
For Make cycle 2, we will be creating maps that focus on some aspect of our career interest. The maps we create will include all of the following:
  • representation of how the subject connects with our past
  • representation of how the subject fits in with a vision of our future
  • representation of scientific knowledge about the subject
  • should be awesome

What could my make look like?
A map could be be 2D, 3D, interactive, and/or moving

For example, your map could be….
-Pop-up book
-3D Models
-Cardboard automata, Directions here.

What about materials?
The following materials will be on hand:
-markers/colored pencil
-white paper/posterboard/construction paper
-tape (masking and duct)
-popsicle sticks
-pipe cleaners
-glue (Elmers and hot glue gun)

AND, you are more than welcome to bring additional materials from home.  Common household and recycled objects are preferred.  You shouldn’t have to buy anything new!