|Students make their own skateboard, but learn so much more!
Junior and senior high-school aged students can create their own personal skateboard deck using an internet-based curriculum provided thr0ugh the CreateAskate.org program.
The non-profit (501c3) CreateAskate.org programs provide schools the unique opportunity to offer their students everything they need to make their own personal skateboard deck. Developed as an eight hour hands-on experience, most teachers are finding the program can easily occupy 5 10 days of classroom time when presented for 40-80 minutes each day. The entire curriculum is easily adapted to a teacher’s individual schedule and ability (No, teachers do not need to be accomplished skateboarders or woodworkers themselves!).
As successful and as intriguing for students and teachers as the CreateAskate.org program is, the complete comprehensive hands-on learning experience truly produces much more than just a skateboard deck. Students utilize so much more than just their hands while creating something they’re truly interested in.
One of the program’s main goals is to demonstrate how a skateboard has applications for mathematics, science, language skills, and design and engineering opportunities, all wrapped into a cooperative learning experience.
“It’s incredible what each student learned from making their own skateboard deck! They learned and used information about biology, geography, chemistry, and ecology! As a result of the program they were actually more interested in those other subject areas!”
Aran Klingensmith, Administrator, Santa Barbara, CA
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