For the past few classes, the third grade has been practicing the design cycle. Each group was asked to make a device that would organize the crayons in the Makerspace. They began by creating a diagram of their ideas and labeling the materials that were needed to bring it to life. After the devices were completed, each group presented their project to the rest of the class. We discussed what we liked and some things that could be improved upon if given the opportunity to redesign.
Design Cycle- the process used by the student to plan for, build, test, and redesign prototypes
Engineering Habits of Mind- curiosity, collaboration, open-mindedness, resilience, resourcefulness, reflection, ethical consideration
Makerspace- a space where students at all grade levels can share equipment, materials, and knowledge to create, plan, fail, learn, and revise products that individually they could not complete due to lack of resources, time, or space.
PBL- Project Based Learning
STEM- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math