Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Grade Three: Parks and Playground Design

For their final project of the school year, some third grade classes were introduced to another type of design known as landscape architecture. Students learned that landscape architects plan and transform outdoor green spaces for different uses: parks, playgrounds, gardens, both on public and private properties. Students looked at examples of each and discussed which parts they felt the designer might have planned and how the space was intended to be used and experienced. Students were then instructed to create their own design for either a garden, park or playground and asked to consider what to include that might make their design even more pleasant, attractive and safe. Students used paper to construct both the flat and structural elements within their environment, thus developing their paper craft skills even further.