Learning by doing: student architects
Why not help your students experience the creativity and challenge of being an architect? The US-based Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust offers teachers and students the chance to expand their knowledge of architecture and the design process, using ArchitectStudio3D. Activities involve both maths and science.
ArchitectStudio3D is 3D-modeling software developed by the Trust itself and available on the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust's website.
The initiative is aimed at 11 to 14 year old users. These students will experience the creativity and challenge of the design process and, at the same time practice skills related to maths and science, as well as social studies, language arts, and fine art. The site allows students everywhere the opportunity to experience the "learning by doing".
The Design Studio and Design Gallery require a fairly fast computer (preferably 1 Ghz or faster processor). Your browser must have the Shockwave plug-in which you can download directly from the Trust's site.
The Design Studio and Gallery will look and perform much better if you have a 64MB or better graphics card installed on your computer.
For more information and using the Design Studio and Design Gallery: