Happy New Year! I can’t wait to return to school and get started on new STEM projects as well as finish up some we started last year. See everyone on January 5th!
After working to balance equations, the sixth graders took some time to bake cookies.
Here, the 8th graders are having their own cookie break. They are trying to get a cookie into their mouth using only their facial muscles.
More cookie break fun
The sixth graders were challenged to build the tallest tower using only 18 candy canes and a few pipe cleaners. The design was also to include a triangular base.
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