The Doghouse Project

The Doghouse Project packs a lot of happiness into STEM

The Doghouse Project creates an exciting bridge between district kindergarteners and high school students enrolled in Design & Draw for Production. While the most thrilling moment is the morning that the high school students visit the kindergarten classes, the genius of the project is the import it brings to both age groups’ work. Having high school students review, measure and draw the kindergarteners’ doghouse designs underscores the value of the young students’ creative process. Delivering finished products to kindergarteners who look up to them heightens the high school students’ awareness of themselves as role models as well as engineers.

The visit is timed to enliven what both age groups are studying.

Each high school student is paired with a group of two or three kindergarteners.