Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. The Open Lot. EDUC 303x: Designing Learning Spaces May 30, 2008 Dave Haynie Dana Nelson Sarah Parikh Nesra Yannier. Design Process. Design Challenge. Determining Goals. Documents on previous ideas. CDM Goals.
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Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose
The Open Lot
EDUC 303x: Designing Learning Spaces
May 30, 2008
Documents on previous ideas
“Any natural place contains an infinite reservoir of information, and therefore the potential for inexhaustible new discoveries.” –Richard Louv
Other River Inhabitants (insects)
Learn a bit about the people who used to live in this area
Enduring understanding: the environment is rich and full of plants that can be used for building shelter, painting, and eating
Assessment: How much time is spent at this exhibit? Do people try to build? Do they experiment with the mortar and pestle? Later, can kids recognize berries that are safe to eat?
Fence integrates indigenous plants and building materials
Berries can grow on the fence-- an edible fence!
Can have windows to look out at river
California sea lion
Time spent digging
Number of Holes Dug
Number of Bones found
Number of Bones Identified
Success in identifying bones
How the fence fits in
Section of wall with bones in it could be incorporated into the fence