Minnesota Center sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students made their presentations to the judges during the local Future City competition at the Isanti Middle School auditorium Feb. 26.
The students imagined, designed, and built tabletop scale models for cities of the future using recycled materials.
Minnesota Center teacher Rebecca Strand said, “This STEAM project integrated social studies, science, math and language arts with engineering.”
The hands-on project was engaging, exciting, and gave students a great opportunity to do real-world learning.
The students’ well thought-out cities included: residential, commercial, and industrial areas with disability access; eco-friendly garbage disposal; transportation; emergency services; farms; schools; places of worship; parks; and the pros and cons of using windmills for power. To learn more about the national Future City completion visit futurecity.org.