Thursday, January 5, 2017

Automaton Prototypes

Students finished making their first automaton prototypes this week!  Next they will be planning their complex designs with several cams.


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Simple Machine Projects

We finished the first round of Simple Machine projects last week.  So much fun to see the students use so many tools and materials from the classroom: vinyl, plastic, wood, Styrofoam, paint...



Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Maze Presentations

Yesterday was my last day with my first round of 5th and 6th grade classes.  Everyone set up their marble mazes to share with their class.  Students had the opportunity to try each others' mazes, leave feedback, and self-assess their own work.  It was awesome to see the variety of creations!




Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Final Projects

These girls have been working hard on their final project---Can you guess what it is?



Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Power Tool Wednesday

Students in my 7th and 8th grades classes have been given the task of creating something that moves. They must incorporate at least one of the simple machines we studied and one element of the project must be 3-D printed.   Today everyone seemed to need power tools!

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Woodworking with 5th & 6th grade

My fifth and sixth grade classes are well into their marble maze projects.  Most have finished planning and are onto cutting and sanding the walls for their mazes.  So much fun to watch these come together!