During their ShowTime last week, our C7-8 learners showcased their projects to a panel of judges from our local sustainable community, persuading them why their closed-loop system is essential for the design of VERSO's future boarding school.
Under the driving question, "How might we create a viable community through our understanding of closed-loop systems?" each team delved into one of five systems: accessibility, water, food, energy, and waste.
Their mission was to
highlight the human impact of their chosen system and present two compelling solutions to make VERSO's future boarding school more energy efficient.
This project-based learning lab integrated literacy and art. Our learners gained valuable skills in creating two-point perspective drawings and generating and refining their artistic ideas. They also learned about analogies, statistics, and various math techniques to construct 3D models representing their team's system.
Throughout the process, they honed their research skills and critical thinking abilities, embraced collaborative work, and sharpened their presentation and public speaking skills through persuasive techniques and scriptwriting skills during the literacy session.