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Fifth Grade Exhibition: Design Cycle Booklet
Name: _____________________
The exhibition is not only about the end of elementary, it is also about the beginning of middle school. This workbook is to support your exhibition while also introducing you to the design cycle. The design cycle is the focus of the MYP Technology program.

Part A: Investigate

Part B: Plan 1 Design
Part C: Plan Part D: Create Part E: Evaluate

PART A: INVESTIGATE Identifying the Problem to be Solved 1. What needs are out there that a product or service could help fulfill without harming the planet, be fair to workers, etc.?
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Developing a Design Brief In order to share  WHAT does a responsible business look like? Company names Description

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Short Description How can your business perform similarly?

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Formulating a Design

Specification

What requirements must your business/service meet? What does it have to do? Write as statements. 1 2 3 4 5 6

PART B: DESIGN
Designing the Product/Solution
1. Create a design of your business or service. A) Refer to your design specification as you design. It is the recipe for success based on your research B) Use the assessment form below to evaluate it C) Improve upon your design and then do a final evaluation before going further

Assessment of Design (Based on your
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Using a scale of 1-3 (1 is poor, 3 is good), rate each design against the design specifications using the chart below and then rate the design overall.

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Design Specification
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PART C: PLAN
Planning the Product/Service
1. What steps are needed to create grant application for the product/service according to your design? 2. Use a table to make a plan to create your product/service that makes good use of resources and time. THESE ARE JUST STEPS; DETAILS COME IN THE NEXT TABLE! Use only as many as you need,you DO NOT have to fill every cell.

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More detailed explanation of this step

Bullet points fine

Clearly label classes & homework

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3. Evaluate the effectiveness of your plan by answering the following questions:
Question Yes/No

Will you be able to complete the marketing, prototype, explanation of the product/service in the amount of time available? Are the tools and resources available to make the product/service pitch for the grant?

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PART D: CREATE a Feedback loop with mentor
Following the Plan
2. Use the table below to evaluate your progress against the plan. Use the right column to explain and justify any changes (if necessary) from the original plan.
Date met Step of Plan Completed What are the goals for next meeting? Explain/justify.

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