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Background - Advanced Animation PBL Project
12

Background - Advanced Animation PBL Project

Background artists take the storyboard and layout and produce final backgrounds. Final Backgrounds are fully colored and detailed, and they are the final images that appear in a project. The Background artist can work in traditional pens/paper and/or paint or the new digital media world. Regardless of tools they should be able to consider light an…

Storyboard - Advanced Animation PBL Project
12

Storyboard - Advanced Animation PBL Project

Storyboarding is a step in video and film production of all kinds from TV commercials to music videos to feature films. Storyboards are almost always used in animation and special effect shots and often also used in live action production. The final project of this unit is the production of a storyboard from the script of a play. Students will con…

Layout - Advanced Animation PBL Project
12

Layout - Advanced Animation PBL Project

Introduction to Layout: Layout is a question of drawing and background is a question of painting. Another way to say it is that layout is like designing a set which supports all the action in the story. The relationship between the characters' actions and the background is the focus of the layout artist, so the layout artist must study both the Ch…

Character Design - Advanced Animation PBL Project
12

Character Design - Advanced Animation PBL Project

Animation productions are about bringing appealing characters to life. The characters can be humorous, cute, villainous, beautiful, or ugly, but regardless they must appeal to the audience. This unit covers the skills, methods and approaches of developing character designs for an animation production. Students will be designing, developing, and cre…

Visual Research, Development & Design - Advanced Animation PBL Project
12

Visual Research, Development & Design - Advanced Animation PBL Project

An animation production, regardless of style, technique, or length, will require a great deal of visual research, development and design. The early stages of production will typically require the designing and planning of characters, environments, architeture, and visual effects. The process of developing the look and feel of an animation producti…

Idea and Pitch - Advanced Animation Design PBL Project
12

Idea and Pitch - Advanced Animation Design PBL Project

All great productions start with an idea. Coming up with a production idea is a challenging stage for anyone. This Unit covers the many aspects of idea development, refinement and organization. Through the lessons provided students willl be able to bring their ideas to life through brainstorming, storyboard development, scripting, and pitching thei…

Pre-Production: The Importance of Storytelling, Story Boards, Scripts and Set Design PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Pre-Production: The Importance of Storytelling, Story Boards, Scripts and Set Design PBL Project

Video Production requires planning. This "Pre-Production" process includes developing a concept, planning the story structure, content and substance, writing up a treatment, creating set and storyboard drawings, and building a proper script. Students will go through this process using industry-standard software (Celtx) to create sets, storyboards a…

It's All Fun and Games with Engineering STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

It's All Fun and Games with Engineering STEM Integrated Project

In this project students will create a new game that teaches elements of ecology while applying writing skills in the backstory and instructions, math skills in calculating probability and triangles, and engineering prowess in making the actual game components in the lab. The culmination of this project will be a game that is targeted at a middle…

The Engineering Design Process: Design a Soccer Cleat Dirt Removal Mat PBL Project
9 10 11 12 A

The Engineering Design Process: Design a Soccer Cleat Dirt Removal Mat PBL Project

As time and technology have advanced, the process of designing products has become quicker, more precise, and more efficient, which enables changes to be made when needed. The process for getting a concept to a marketable solution is also being completed with higher quality and in far less time. In this project, students will work in teams of two …

Create a Flashlight in CAD PBL Project
9 10 11 12 A

Create a Flashlight in CAD PBL Project

Using a solid modeling CAD program, such as Solidworks or Inventor, this PBL project results in a 3D Flashlight. The first two lessons deal with the battery and battery plate. Basic skills in 3D modelling are used, especially extrusions. The remaining six parts of the flashlight can be made by using a book referenced in the lessons. From that b…

Manufacturing a Model Steam Engine - PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Manufacturing a Model Steam Engine - PBL Project

Explore engineering and machining through the lens of a working model steam engine powered by compressed air! Students will learn about the history and importance of steam engines as they dive into critical print reading skills, CAD/CAM practice, and manufacturing. Lesson 1: Steam engine history and important technical skills Lesson 2: Print re…

Capstone Project in Virtual Robotics Engineering PBL Project
10 11 12

Capstone Project in Virtual Robotics Engineering PBL Project

Travel into the World of CAD (Computer Aided Design) and see how CAD has revolutionized Design and Development of Robots in a Virtual World. Students explore LEGO Digital Designer, commonly abbreviated LDD, a 3D CAD computer application that LEGO fans can use to design models from an unlimited supply. Students then explore Autodesk InventorĀ® 3D C…

Robot EV3: Build It! Program It! Sense It! Operate It! PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Robot EV3: Build It! Program It! Sense It! Operate It! PBL Project

In these four PBL lessons, students will work together to identify rolls, tasks, and materials needed to operate a robot. Students will complete four lessons (Robot EV3: Build It! Program It! Sense It! Operate It!) to learn how to design, build and create a program for an EV3 robot that can sense its environment and act by making a sound when it i…

Defend Your Solution to a Real World Problem STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Defend Your Solution to a Real World Problem STEM Integrated Project

This is a Linked Learning unit based on the Engineering Design Process Portfolio Scoring Rubric (EDPPSR) Component 2, which has the following elements: - Design Concept Generation, Analysis and Selection - Application of STEM Principles and Practices - Consideration of Design Viability - The project presented here is the design of a projectile lau…

Identify and Justify a Real-World Problem STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Identify and Justify a Real-World Problem STEM Integrated Project

This is a Linked Learning unit based on the Engineering Design Process Scoring Rubric (EDPPSR), Element A, Identification and Justification of the Problem. In our experience, high school students struggle to clearly and objectively identify real-world problems. They also struggle with research requiring students to critically read and integrate kn…

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