Wednesday, February 8, 2017
During the months of November and December, students in grades 4 and 5 got to try 3D design and printing. Students worked in Tinkercad to make 2 designs. They made a design to help a future citizen of space and a design of their choice. After students were done designing, they presented their designs to a small group and a select few presented to the class. I am busy printing many designs now and will continue printing throughout the year.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
All STEM students participated in an egg race car unit. Students were to design a car that was both safe and fast, to protect their egg passenger. Supplies cost money and students had to stay within a certain budget.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
The new school year has started and students in grades 4, 5, and 7 will be participating in STEM this year. The students started the year out getting to know the lay out of the room, the teacher, and each other. They participated in 2 team building activities, Save Sam and classroom skits.
The first engineering unit will be an egg car collision project. Students will start this week or next depending on their class. Documents for the project are available on my school website. Stay tuned for egg car pictures in a few weeks.
Enjoy pictures from the Save Sam activity. Students had to save a gummy work from drowning by inserting the worm into a lifevest (lifesaver), but could not use their hands. They were only able to use tools that could be engineered from 2 paper clips.
Monday, May 9, 2016
Middle school students have designed 2 projects in a web based 3D modeling program called Tinkercad. One project addressed a real world design problem from NASA, Enabling the Future, or Enabled by Design. The other project was an object of their choice. Students have started presenting their first design choice to their peers. Some students have also started printing their designs.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Students are done with their Makey Makey projects and have started the next units.
4th and 5th grade:
Students are using a product called Little Bits, www.littlebits.cc.
They have been exploring the different bits and learning more about circuits.
This month students will design and build their own inventions.
Students have started a 3D printing unit. Students explored the relevance of 3D printing and how it is being used in industry.
Students then learned how to use a 3D modeling program called Tinkercad, www.tinkercad.com.
Students will use Tinkercad to complete 2 designs, 1 for printing. Please see the STEM website for product choices and grade sheet.