Making Smart Storage Solutions

Grade: 3 - 12

Duration: ~6.5 hrs


Where do we put stuff? Perhaps in boxes, drawers, bags, and cases, sometimes specific to the thing we store, sometimes generic. In this lesson, students will identify ways they can better organize or improve part of their lives by designing and manufacturing unique and smart storage solutions. 



Through this lesson, we look at how we store and use the things we buy from the eyes of a designer, not the consumer. Students will identify a product or item they use at home, in school, or perhaps on a team on in a club in order to redesign and improve the way they use them. Students will research, brainstorm, design, and fabricate a unique storage solution for their chosen item. This solution will be designed ergonomically, specific to their own identified needs and constraints within the specifications of the design challenge.


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