The kindergarten students had a chance to learn that engineers design and build things to solve problems and about the different types of engineering. They then rotated through stations where they participated in activities that reflected what each type of engineer might do in their career.
They used their 5 senses and asked questions to discover what was inside a sealed box without opening it.
I am so happy to see all the students return and to meet all the new students. After talking with you, it seems like everyone enjoyed their summer break!
This week the fourth and fifth grade students save Fred, the gummy worm, from drowning by working collaboratively to put the gummy life preserver around his middle. The students were not allowed to touch Fred, the life preserver, or his capsized boat with anything other than a few paper clips.
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