School is back in full swing and so are things in the Makerspace! As we work through our Digital Citizenship lessons during rotations, the Makerspace is a busy place to be during students' free time. Things like Coloring Club, Snap Circuits, Kindness Rocks, and our new 3D Printer are what's been keeping us busy these last few weeks!
1st graders learned how to make pathways with color codes for their Ozobots.
2nd graders used programs from Scratch Jr. to create a pathway for their Ozobot to follow. They had to read the code and figure out the length of each line.
5th graders learned how to use our 3Doodler Start pens by creating letters with unique embellishments.
2nd graders used their coding skills to create an app in Scratch Jr. that would help keep track of players' scores while playing a game. Then they used their apps while playing a math card game. The winner of each round taps a button in their app and a soccer ball moves toward their goal. The first player to reach the net wins!
When students have free time, they've been building with Strawbees in the Makerspace. So much creativity!
3rd Graders and 1st Graders created their own coloring book pages using ABCya Paint & Draw on the computers. It was a fun way to end the week before winter break!
5th Graders created the most awesome Digital Superheroes to help teach other Leos how to be safe and smart while using the Internet. Be sure to stop by the Media Center to check out a few! To see all of their amazing work, check out this LINK.
2nd and 3rd graders worked in pairs to build a structure that would hold the weight of a small stuffed animal. They could only use 20 Index cards and 1 sheet of sticker dots. This was not an easy challenge! They showed GRIT, creativity, and excellent communication as they worked through the problem.
Check out these successful structures:
1st graders practiced teamwork and engineering skills by building a pipe cleaner structure that would hold the weight of a stuffed animal.
Check out some of their structures here.
Students in grades 1-5 have been working hard to learn how to be safe and smart online and be "Digital Superheroes."
1st graders have learned to only visit websites that are safe for kids.
2nd graders learned about what information is safe to share online and what should be kept private. Check out their Digital Footprints here!
3rd graders played a fun board game to learn how to make smart and safe choices when online and are working on showing their learning in a flip book.
4th graders learned some tips from a Digital Citizen toolbox and applied their learning by creating class posters.
5th graders learned to be Internet Awesome and will soon be designing Digital Superheroes!
3rd graders wrapped up the year by building and coding with our Lego We Do kits. They applied all the skills they have learned this year in programming and engineering.
Check out this video to see some of their builds in action!
After reading the story Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 2nd graders designed an accessory for their Ozobot to help clean up the town of Chewandswallow. They tested their prototypes on a rectangular track using beads to represent the food. Many groups had to redesign their accessories after testing and analyzing how well they did or did not work.
Check out our video here!
5th graders used 3D Pens to design a prosthesis for their "injured animal" or wind-up bath toy. They secured it with Duct tape and tested it to see if it would swim in the tub of water.
Check out this video to see some of their animals in action!
1st Graders are creating maps for their Ozobots to explore. After learning about how cartographers use symbols to represent places on a map, they created symbols for 5 places they want their Ozobot to visit in their "town." They are working on creating a path with codes for the Ozobot to follow as it travels from place to place.
These students took the assignment to the next level and created a car for Ozobot too!