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Use these daily "What If" questions to engage youth to ask questions and think about how this action would change the present. Challenge youth to research current facts about the question and present their findings and solutions. Learn more about the United Nations SDGs 

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CHALLENGES

1 Meter Maker Vehicle

Introduction: Imagine designing or re-engineering cars, trucks or buses you see everyday? Today you can!

Challenge: Build a vehicle that will move using any household items. What will propel your vehicle to move a meter?

Objective: Make something move using a reaction.

Tools: LEGO, elastics, balloons, bottle caps, cardboard, etc.

Véhicule Auto-Propulsé

Introduction: Imaginez que vous conceviez ou réorganisiez des voitures, des camions ou des bus que vous voyez tous les jours ? Aujourd'hui, vous le pouvez !   

Défi: Construisez un véhicule qui se déplacera en utilisant n'importe quel objet ménager. Qu'est-ce qui propulsera votre véhicule pour déplacer un mètre ?

Objectif: Faire bouger quelque chose en utilisant une réaction.

Des outils: LEGO, élastiques, ballons, bouchons de bouteilles, carton, etc.

Build a structure

What is more fun than building a small house for your pet or yourself?  Use any boxes or materials that you have in your home to build a structure. Engineering process. How will you make changes to your design to improve the structure? 

Bâtir une structure

Quoi de plus amusant que de construire une petite maison pour votre animal de compagnie ou pour vous-même? Utilisez les boîtes ou les matériaux que vous avez chez vous pour construire une structure! Processus d'ingénierie:

 

Comment allez-vous modifier votre conception pour améliorer la structure?

Creating you and co.

Imagine you had a logo for a  company that represented your individuality and helped out in your community. What would be your purpose? How can colors affect our message or image? We are often attracted to different colors. The colors of the rainbow, the tints of the colors (pale vs dark), the monochromatic (one color), the primary colors (blue-red-yellow) and the secondary colors (orange-green-purple)attract us all in different ways. What colors would you choose to represent you?

Help your learner with these 6 questions! Design Thinking Questions for Parents/Guardians.

Create Teachable Moments Guide

La création de Vous et Cie.

Imaginez que vous ayez un logo pour une entreprise qui représente votre individualité et qui aide à votre communauté. Quel serait votre objectif? Comment les couleurs peuvent-elles affecter notre message ou notre image? Nous sommes souvent attirés par des couleurs différentes. Les couleurs de l'arc-en-ciel, les teintes des couleurs (pâle ou foncé), le monochrome (une couleur), les couleurs primaires (bleu-rouge-jaune) et les couleurs secondaires (orange-vert-violet) nous attirent tous de différentes façons. Quelles couleurs choisiriez-vous pour vous représenter?

Aidez votre apprenant avec ces 6 questions! Des questions de réflexion sur le processus de design pour les parents/tuteurs.

Questions pour moments d'apprentissage.

Build a home composter

Create a backyard composter that could divert most if not all of your vegetable food waste from the landfill. This is a project in three stages. (1) Identify food waste in your household that could be easily diverted. (2) Create a container/space inside your house easily accessible to you food preparation area, where your vegetable waste can be stored short term before moving to your main composter. (3) Identify a space and gather materials for your outside composter area.

 

Learn to make a composter

Help your learner with these 6 questions! Design Thinking Questions for Parents/Guardians. 

Teachable Moments Guide 

​​Construire un composteur domestique

Créez un composteur de jardin qui pourrait détourner la plupart et même tous vos déchets alimentaires végétaux du dépotoir. Il s'agit d'un projet en trois étapes. (1) Identifier les déchets alimentaires de votre foyer qui pourraient être facilement détournés. (2) Créer un contenant facilement accessible à votre zone de préparation des aliments, où vos déchets végétaux peuvent être stockés à court terme.  (3) Identifiez un espace et rassemblez les matériaux pour votre zone de compostage extérieure.

Créez un composteur de jardin

Aidez votre apprenant avec ces 6 questions ! Des questions de réflexion sur le processus de design pour les parents/tuteurs.

Questions pour moments d'apprentissage

Build a working submarine

You’ve probably made a boat that floats, but how about a working submarine! Submarines are used by scientists, explorers, and even the Navy to travel underwater. Without submersible vehicles, we would never have discovered bioluminescent fish, such as  the anglerfish. What other amazing features do you think are left to discover? In today’s activity, you’ll be creating a prototype of a submarine that can dive and resurface!

Check out this link for an idea of what you can build!

Ready to test your design? Check out this video! 

Find out how scientists and students are using technology and creativity to explore oceans

Submarine Design Thinking Guide

Construisez un sous-marin fonctionnel

Vous avez probablement déjà fait un bateau qui flotte, mais que diriez-vous d'un sous-marin fonctionnel! Les sous-marins sont utilisés par les scientifiques, les explorateurs et même la Marine pour voyager sous l'eau. Sans véhicules submersibles, nous n'aurions jamais découvert de poissons bioluminescents, comme la baudroie. Quelles autres fonctionnalités étonnantes pensez-vous qu'il reste à découvrir?Dans l'activité d'aujourd'hui, vous allez créer un prototype de sous-marin qui peut plonger et refaire surface!

Suivre ce lien pour une idée de ce que vous pouvez construire! 

​Apprenez comment les scientifiques at les étudiants explorent l'océan en utilisant de nouvelles technologies.

 

Guide du processus de design pour l'activité sous-marine

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Créer pour inspirer le changement...

Les citations ont une façon magique d'inspirer les gens à faire des changements positifs! Aujourd’hui, #FunCréatif: Que diriez-vous d'en associer une à une œuvre d'art pour éveiller la conscience des gens aux objectifs des ODD!

Apprendre >> https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/fr/student-resources/

Regardez ceci >> https://youtu.be/Y5guiT2T_W0

Cliquez ici pour actions quotidiennes.

 

Citations pour Changement

 

Aidez votre apprenant avec ces 6 questions! Des questions de réflexion sur le processus de design pour les parents/tuteurs.

Questions pour moments d'apprentissage.

Déconstruit un Jouet + Circuits de TinkerCAD

Pirater un jouet

Aujourd'hui le défi #FunCréatif : Pirater un jouet. Nous avons tous ce bac à jouets qui contient des choses que nous n'utilisons plus. Quels sont les trésors qui s'y trouvent et combien de nouveaux plaisirs pourriez-vous en tirer? Que pouvons-nous apprendre en démontant un jouet?


Regardez ça >> https://bit.ly/3cWpUyt

Aidez votre apprenant avec ces 6 questions! Des questions de réflexion sur le processus de design pour les parents/tuteurs.

Questions pour moments d'apprentissag

Labo Créatif Naturel

Qu'avez-vous fait dans votre #naturalmakerspace ces derniers temps ? ces derniers temps? Nous aimerions voir vos projets de création. Partagez une photos, une vidéo ou une description de votre initiative sous cette publication. Merci à tous les enseignants / parents et élèves qui ont participé et partagé. Un partage équivaut à des centaines de personnes inspirées. N'ayez pas peur d'être le changement que vous voulez voir dans le monde.


>>https://youtu.be/tW2FFxqj31w

Concevez le terrain de jeu de vos rêves

Créez votre terrain de jeu idéale avec des matériaux que vous avez à la maison et l’espace extérieur dont vous disposez.

Aidez votre apprenant avec ces 6 questions! Des questions de réflexion sur le processus de design pour les parents/tuteurs.

Questions pour moments d'apprentissag

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SCRATCH CHALLENGE

Introduction:  Create your own video game or animated story.  If you did Tuesday's Nature Walk and have images and recorded sounds -- add these to your Scratch project. 

Challenge:  Create and share an animated story or game.

Tools: tablet, computer, scratch junior Internet tools: Download Scratch App  or visit www.scratch.mit.edu

CHAIN REACTION 

Introduction: Create a chain reaction of event using any item you prefer. Think about simple machines and how you can incorporate them in your construction.

Challenge: 

Engineering process.

How will you make changes to your design or improve the structure?

Objective: Build a fun structure. 

Tools: LEGO, staws, pipes, wood sticks, cardboard, etc.

COMMUNITY OF THE FUTURE

Introduction: What will our future look like? Build a futuristic dream school or even have fun building a whole community.

Challenge: Problem solving. Identify a problem and design an original solution with a practical application.

Objective: Re-imagine anything in your community (school, park, streets, hospital etc) how can you make it better? What technology would you create to build it better.

Tools: Build using cardboard, glue, LEGOs, build in the on the BL Minecraft server.

Online Tools:  Download your learning journal at www.brilliantlabs.ca/community-of-the-future Also, visit our Minecraft server to build your Community of the Future virtually. 

MINECRAFT

Introduction:  This is your big chance Minecraft players. Join our Minecraft Server and help imagine brighter future!

Challenge:  There are 6 zones available to build including a Sustainable Development Goal zone, Community of the Future Zone, Dream House Zone, School of the Future Zone, and 2 Fun Zones.

Compatible Devices: Server is only available for Minecraft PE edition which means iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch.

CLICK to get started and follow instructions.

JUNK DRAWER 

Introduction:  This is your big chance Minecraft players. Join our Minecraft Server and help imagine brighter future!You know that messy drawer in the kitchen? You know which one we mean. It can be filled with almost anything. It's the place of forgotten treasures.

Challenge: Ask an adult to look in the drawer to make sure there isn't anything sharp. Now, close your eyes and pick 1-5 items. Find innovative ways to use these materials in new innovative ways, to save money, reduce waste or re purpose for a new use.

objective: Find 3 ways to re-use items chosen. Take photos or create a funny video.

BUILD A LUNAR LANDER

Introduction:  If astronauts lived on the moon how would they get supplies to live and work? How could we deliver those materials without breaking anything? There is a lot to think about. For example, did you know there is less atmosphere on the moon?

Challenge: To create a design hypothesis and test it out.

objective: Build a lunar lander that will land an egg safely on the moon.

Tools: paper, straw, cotton balls, string, tape, sticks, bubble wrap, elastic bands, fabric scraps, paper clips, cardboard, scissors, eggs...

Online Tools: 

ww.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/resources-young/junior-astronauts

Search: Lunar Resupply Mission

FLAT IS BORING: TINKERCAD 3D DESIGN 

Introduction:  Did you ever want to design your own coffee mug or even pencil holder? Did you lose a part of one of your favorite toys? Do you dream of finding your name on a favorite item?

Challenge: Using Tinkercad, successfully design your own 3D object. (We can print it. Let's connect via social channels or www.brilliantlabs.ca/makerfun)

Tools: Computer, tablet. Tinkercad account.

Online Tools: 

Tinkercad.com is a free online 3D design tool (grades K+)

Visit YouTube.com Search: Brilliant Labs for "How to Tinkercad"

Learn Tinkercad. Watch this video!

GEOMETRY DESIGN CHALLENGE

Introduction:  Geometry is all about lines, angles, shapes, and space. Geometry fills our homes and backyards. It is a nice blend of art and logic.

Challenge: Geometry is the part of math that helps you build and create using shapes, angles, dimensions, volume... recreate a geometric pattern using the materials of your choice.

objective: Create a geometric picture using shapes, circles, angles, lines. Be artistic.

Tools: Paper, construction paper, pencil, pencil crayons, ruler (use gemoetry set if you have one). 

Online Tools: See some ideas here

Watch Circle of Life Drawing Time Lapse

MAKE A FLIP BOOK

Introduction:  Did you know that all of our favourite animated movies start with a single drawing? When you switch between individual drawings really quickly you can create your own animations with just a few supplies.

Today, think about bibodiversity (a mix of many different types of animals and plants) is vital to keeping our land and freshwater resources healthy. UNSDG 15 is all about protecting and appreciating the unique species and ecosystems that make our planet so amazing.

Challenge: Pick an animal you like or one you want to learn about. Think about where this animal lives.  Can you draw a picture of this animal? What is it doing? 

Objective: Create a flipbook that animates your animal in their natural habitat.

Tools: Paper (cardstock works best), pencil, markers, crayons, glitter, glue, or any other art supplies. Don’t forget string, a binder clip, or stapler to keep your flipbook together.

Online Tools: 

How to make a flip book.

Learn about animal habitats 

Help your learner with these 6 questions! Design Thinking Questions for Parents/Guardians. 

OCEAN POLLUTION SOLUTION 

Introduction:  How can we better manage oil spills in our oceans? There is a small window of time to act in order to save marine life as possible by containing and removing the oil. An oil spill happens when liquid petroleum (what gas, plastics, and other products are made from) accidentally spills from a vehicle, ship,or pipeline into the environment -- either on land or in the water. The result is very negative for the environment, people, and animals.

Challenge: Observe the effects of an oil spill in a marine setting and explore different methods to contain/clean up with materials and booms to contain it. To build an oil spill containment boom from materials at home. Test absorbent materials (able to soak up liquid) to clean oil from feather/toy.

Objective: Make a boom to contain an oil spill and test materials that are able to soak up liquids to clean oil off of an animal.

Tools: A pan or bowl (clear is best), water, pitcher, cooking oil, food colouring. fork,plastic bags, straws, fabric, pipe cleaners, cotton balls, dryer lint, paper towel, sock, cardboard, scissors, dish soap, feathers OR small toys.

 

Pre-setup: It is important to have a designated area to test so that it will not be ruined if water and oil (with food colouring) spill. Make sure it is easy to clean, maybe protect it with a drop cloth. You can prepare your absorbent materials — cotton balls, paper towels, socks by cutting into small pieces about the size of a toonie. Measure 1 cup of water and 4 teaspoons of cooking oil (in separate containers). Depending on what you use for a boom, you may want to pre-cut to the size of the width of your water container (ocean).

Online Tools: 

Learn about LIFE UNDER OUR OCEANS 

Simulate an Oil Spill Cleanup

Help your learner with these 6 questions! Design Thinking Questions for Parents/Guardians. 

Teachable Moments Guide

CREATE A BUG HOTEL

Introduction:  Next time you see a person crunching on an apple or savoring a chocolate bar, remind them that they should thank a pollinator for providing their snack. More than 150 of our food crops rely on pollinators to move pollen among flowers to facilitate fertilization, which ultimately leads to the development of fruits and seeds. How could you help protect these beneficial insects?

Challenge: Beneficial insects support Mother Nature in the development of fruits and seeds.  We challenge you to Build a bug hotel to offer these insects a space where they can grow and hunker down in bad weather.

Objective: Build an insect hotel, also called nest or house, to attract pollinators to your family’s flower or vegetable garden.

Tools: leaves, twigs, loose bark, pine cones, stones. straw, hay, cardboard tubes, egg cartons, bamboo poles, drilled logs, old roof, ceramic tiles, plastic bottles, crumbly bricks, pieces of concrete, twine, chicken wire, hammer, nails, glue, gardening clay pots.

 

Pre-setup: Research how you can use a variety of materials to  build a bug hotel perfect for each type of insect you hope to attract. Solitary bees and wasps seek places to lay their eggs, so they will be attracted to various-sized holes in wood. They also like to hide out in the open spaces in bamboo poles, which you can cut into small pieces. If drilling holes into wood, vary the sizes from 0.2-0.4 inches in diameter so other species will also fill those spaces.  It’s also important to make this project in a garage or outside so not to scratch the furniture.

Online Tools: