G8-9 STEM: Builder’s Creator’s Auction
The Builder’s Creator‘s Auction project combines the content area knowledge of three classes (Algebra, Geometry, and Biology). Students had assigned roles in each of their classes. They built sustainable aquariums, artwork from the ground up using acrylic glass. This semester’s project included building a fish tank using regular polygons (Euclidian construction and proofs) and conic shapes while calculating the probability of failure based on the materials they used. In the background, the algebra class acted as the finance, budget and appraisal department where they calculated cost, collected data and displayed the data using X, Y charts and lines of best fit to predict the future costs. The algebra team also appraised the construction work (including art work) from the geometry and they needed to work accurately for their final project: the auction they created and will manage.
Students will auction off their products in an online silent auction.. You can also see videos of students explaining how they created the fish tanks and auction.