Let's Design a Cleaner City

Last updated on
Friday, February 26th, 2021
Experience type: 
Virtual Field Trip
Program Description

FRDC is continuing to support schools during this pandemic with our newest offer: online school programs! Hosted through video conference software, an FRDC educator will lead your students through a fully interactive program, engaging them with the material by utilizing the latest tools in online and remote education.

We are currently looking for testers for Let's Design a Cleaner City. Participating classes receive the program for free, in exchange for providing feedback. If you are interested in helping us test this program, please email us at programs@fraserriverdiscovery.org .

Let’s Design a Cleaner City is an online program that empowers students to solve real world problems. In this program, students expand their knowledge of urban challenges by learning about major sources of urban and industrial pollution. Students will then use the design thinking process to imagine and create a cleaner city.

To participate in these programs, you will need:

  • A stable internet connection.
  • A device for each student (laptop, tablet, or chromebook, etc) with a stable internet connection. They will use this throughout the program for the interactive activities.
  • The ability to join the video conference with the FRDC educator. This can be done one of two ways: the teacher can join the video conference and project it with sound for the whole class to view; or each student can join on their device with headphones.
Big Ideas
  • Designs grow out of natural curiosity.
  • Skills can be developed through play.
  • Technologies are tools that extend human capabilities.
  • Designs can be improved with prototyping and testing.
  • Skills are developed through practice, effort, and action.
  • The choice of technology and tools depends on the task.
  • Designs can be improved with prototyping and testing.
  • Skills are developed through practice, effort, and action.
  • The choice of technology and tools depends on the task.
  • Complex tasks may require multiple tools and technologies.
  • Complex tasks require the acquisition of additional skills.
  • Design can be responsive to identified needs.
  • Trip Details
    City: 
    For Grades: 
    3, 4, 5, 6
    Days Offered: 
    Duration: 
    75 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
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