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Theme Park Design Lesson Plans

Instructor: Adrianne Baron

Adrianne has a master's degree in cancer biology and has taught high school and college biology.

Theme parks are fun to visit and your students will have a great time learning how to design a theme park. They will learn terms associated with designing a theme park and work in groups to create their ideal theme park.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Define theme park
  • Identify the parts of a theme park
  • Describe how to design a theme park

Length

2.5 - 3 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9-10 texts and topics.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.7

Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words.

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSG.MG.A.3

Apply geometric methods to solve design problems (e.g., designing an object or structure to satisfy physical constraints or minimize cost; working with typographic grid systems based on ratios).*

Materials

  • Projector
  • Transparencies showing blueprints for theme parks
  • Transparencies showing attractions and their specifications
  • Transparencies of theme parks and their specifications
  • Transparency of vocabulary words
  • Computer compatible with projector
  • Drafting or blueprint paper
  • Drafting pencils and other art supplies

Vocabulary

  • Theme park
  • Amusement park
  • Attractions
  • Blueprint
  • Specifications

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