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future city

Future City

Lange Middle School

overview
Overview
  • The National Engineers Week Future® City Competition (www.futurecity.org) is an example of problem based learning with computer simulation.  It is an integrated, multidisciplinary, holistic approach to relevant issues and is a strong example of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) education that addresses national and state academic content standards.
competition requirements
Competition Requirements
  • Need Engineer Mentor (Brian Adams)
  • SimCity 4 game ($10 per)
  • Create a product to meet a certain criteria
  • Write a City Narrative
  • Create the Future City Model (less than $100)
  • Orally present the model
fun things
Fun things
  • Kids learn how zoning and city planning works
  • Love the video game
  • No limitations for imagination
  • Allows them to make presentations
  • First overnight field trip
  • Learned from other students from other schools
lessons learned
Lessons Learned
  • Play SimCity4 prior to starting club
  • Need extra storage space for game on hard drive
  • Need to meet often and keep kids on track
  • Plan way ahead for project due dates
  • Do everything by the rubric
  • Create a “skit” to present project
  • Involve other departments for writing
  • Have class generate product and city ideas