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Packaging Design outlines a journey that will steer your students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines. As are the other volumes in the series, this book is designed to meet the growing need to infuse real-world learning into K–12 classrooms.
The book is an interdisciplinary module that uses project- and problem-based learning. Because success in the 21st-century workplace requires blending content and communication skills, the lessons prompt students to do the following:
• Explore how marketing, packaging, and communications connect. Students will examine how to repurpose a product, or market it to new customers, through innovative containers such as nested packages (or packages within packages).
• Build persuasive writing and speaking skills. Using PowerPoint presentations and social media campaigns, students must convince a client that their repackaged product is marketable and then convince customers to buy it.
• Develop content knowledge. For example, as students think about nested packages, they learn about geometric properties of three-dimensional shapes and engineering design.
• Consider the complexities of marketing, from grappling with sustainability issues to meeting customer needs while making a profit. Activities include designing a package that keeps tortilla chips from breaking and transforming an old product with new packaging and marketing techniques.
The STEM Road Map Curriculum Series is anchored in the Next Generation Science Standards, the Common Core State Standards, and the Framework for 21st Century Learning. In-depth and flexible, Packaging Design can be used as a whole unit or in part to meet the needs of districts, schools, and teachers who are charting a course toward an integrated STEM approach.
Table of Contents About the Editors and AuthorsAcknowledgmentsPart 1: The STEM Road Map: Background, Theory, and Practice1: Overview of the STEM Road Map Curriculum SeriesStandards-Based ApproachThemes in the STEM Road Map Curriculum Series The Need for an Integrated STEM ApproachFramework for STEM Integration in the ClassroomThe Need for the STEM Road Map Curriculum SeriesReferences 2: Strategies Used in the STEM Road Map Curriculum SeriesProject- and Problem-Based Learning Engineering Design ProcessLearning CycleSTEM Research NotebookThe Role of Assessment in the STEM Road Map Curriculum SeriesSelf-Regulated Learning Theory in the STEM Road Map ModulesSafety in STEMReferencesPart 2: Packaging Design: STEM Road Map Module3: Packaging Design Module Overview Module Summary Established Goals and Objectives Challenge or Problem for Students to Solve: Product Design Challenge Content Standards Addressed in This STEM Road Map Module STEM Research Notebook Module Launch Prerequisite Skills for the Module Potential STEM Misconceptions SRL Process Components Strategies for Differentiating Instruction Within This Module Strategies for English Language Learners Safety Considerations for the Activities in This Module Desired Outcomes and Monitoring Success Assessment Plan Overview and Map Module Timeline Resources References4: Improving Bridge Design Lesson Plans Lesson Plan 1: The Product Lesson Plan 2: The Packaging Lesson Plan 3: Marketing Your Product in a Global Economy References5: Transforming Learning With Packaging Design and the STEM Road Map Curriculum SeriesAppendix: Content Standards Addressed in This ModuleIndex
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