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Dixon Elementary

Dream Park


Design your Dream Park

Eva Behren's sixth grade students at Dixon Elementary, under the direction of STEMart artist Dienke Nauta, built models of their dream town park. Students considered ratio and proportion as they designed the size of their model against the measurements of what would be considered a real park. Students created artistic installations such as sculptures or labyrinths,and fountains as well as practical features of parks, such as walking ...paths and swimming pools.
This project was designed to help sixth graders make those essential learning connections with their math concepts while experimenting with 3-D models of their own creation. The theme of a park had so much potential that students could really play and experiment with the designs and the math. Students showed their projects to the community at the LANL Foundation building.

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Instructor: Dienke Nauta Site