Thinkering Studio Project Proposal


Title:
A Dash Of Fun
Member(s):
Maggie McLogan and Sophia Jarvis
Challenge:
The challenge/goal that will drive our work is baking food successfully, getting at least 50 people to watch the videos we will post on youtube, and receiving positive comments on our blog. We are creating/making/producing food, a blog, and youtube videos.
Learning:
What do you expect to learn? / Why are you making this? We expect to learn how science and math are incorporated in baking. how will you be challenged? As the project goes on, our recipes will be more challenging, and we will have to be more precise. This will also stretch us to see how hard it is to edit and produce videos that receive a lot of views, on youtube.
Materials:
List your materials/resources and who will be providing them. If they need to be purchased, include the price.
  • Our Hands
  • A kitchen at home with an oven, stove, sink, and microwave.
  • Kitchen supplies such as pots and pans.
  • Kitchen utensils.
  • Ingredients for recipes- provided by parents.
Main Steps:
  1. Find recipes online and in cookbooks
  2. Film ourselves baking
  3. Research on editing and producing videos partly by watching other youtubers doing similar projects
  4. Edit and post a baking video on youtube
  5. Post on our blog about our new video and critique another baker who did the same recipe
  6. Post on our Instagram/advertise our new video
  7. Repeat
Time:
Half of the school year (two quarters)
Resources:
  • We will develop our PLN, by having a deeper understanding of baking, editing videos, and producing videos that are successful.
  • Watching other youtube channels similar to what were making. (Both of these resources are our "teachers").
  • Family members who have experience in baking.
Difficulties:
Difficulties of our project:
  1. Making the recipes come out tasting good
  2. Edit the videos to look nice, clean and easy to watch.
  3. Getting at least 50 views on our youtube video
  4. Getting good comments on our blog

Our project could fail in these ways
  1. Our baking products look and taste awful
  2. Our videos are not pleasing to watch
  3. We get less than 50 views on our youtube
  4. The majority of the comments on our blog are negative
Sharing:
Sharing/Teaching/Paying It Forward
  • We will post videos and write blogs, and then we will advertise them through our Instagram account.
  • Our target audience is the kids at our school, and people who would like to learn more about baking.
Evaluation:
How will you/your group define the projects success? How will you know that your “good” is “good enough”?
How should we evaluate your success?
How will that be "visible" to others? (Demonstrate) Can your progress be measured throughout the project?
(Look at the Thinkering Studio Rubric for some ideas or possibly Rubistar.)
Design your own rubric.
  • Received at least 50 views on each video within our youtube channel.
  • Received positive comments on our blog.
  • The food looks and tastes good.
We are making food, youtube videos, and a blog. We are making it for our own enjoyment and for the people who would like to learn about baking.