1st and 2nd graders designed and built "Candy Grabbers" to pick up Starburst. So proud of their team work, critical design thinking, and perseverance!
3rd and 5th graders build catapults to launch "care packages" (or Starbursts) across the river to the people of Leeville!
Check out their catapult designs: https://goo.gl/photos/LgwSakvWDG9dewSt7
Lots of great projects in today's Maker Club session! These kids are so creative! Check out this fun video to see some of their work: https://goo.gl/1pVVdv
4th Graders have been working hard on their Makey Makey and SCRATCH board games. They are designing, coding, and adding circuits to make their game board interact with their SCRATCH programming. So proud of them! More pictures to come ...
Our 4th and 5th grade Maker Club started today! Students enjoyed exploring the different materials we have available in our Makerspace. Check out more pictures here: Maker Club Session #1 Photo Gallery
3rd graders designed an accessory for their Ozobot that would allow it to push or pull a marble or pom pom. The accessory could not be taped to the Ozobot itself and had to be built from the available materials (cardboard, straws, pipe cleaners).
Check out this video of 3rd graders coding their ozobot to visit three different stations on the Ozobot factory floor.
It was a busy week in the media center! We celebrated Hour of Code week by doing a lot of coding activities. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders wrote codes for their Ozobots. 4th played coding games on the computers and 5th learned about binary code. This is just the beginning of our coding unit ... lots more fun to come!
2nd and 3rd graders participated in a straw tower design challenge. Using only straws and 3 feet of masking tape, they had to construct a tower that could hold the weight of a tennis ball for at least 15 seconds. I saw a lot of great team work, problem solving, and GRIT as they worked through the Engineering and Design Process.
3rd Graders learned about simple circuits by adding a power source and an LED to Play Dough. Play Dough conducts electricity! To make fun creations, they added modeling clay as an insulator to keep the Play Dough from touching.
1st Graders chose from 3 exploratory stations. At the Zoob Animals station they created animals while thinking about how animals have unique characteristics to move, eat, and protect themselves. At the mosaic coloring station they looked for familiar shapes and found patters in the designs. They engineered marble mazes at the LEGO station and discovered that pathways had to be wide enough for the marble to roll.
Click HERE to see a video of the 1st grade stations.
Due to an assembly in the media center this Friday, 1st and 4th grade rotations moved to the art room.
1st graders drew color codes for the Ozobot to read. The tornado and zigzag codes were a popular move!
A group of 4th graders who already had Ozobot experience, used their knowledge of Ozo codes to create a path for their Ozobot to visit the regions of California.