The inspiration for this project is the Design Challenge posted by Tinkercad. Using Tinkercad, a 3D design application, 8th graders were asked to design a dessert. Take a look at these yummy treats!
In this activity, sixth graders were asked to read an article in Newsela about a team of high school students winning a prize for designing an app about Southeast Asia. Then they were asked to brainstorm an app idea that might be useful in the current shelter in place/distance learning situation. They presented their ideas in FlipGrid. Click the link below to view their apps.
A math activity on FlipGrid
Choose a number from the picture that does not fit with the others. Explain why you picked this number.
Grade 2 project: If you were a superhero how would you help our world today?
Above: Fourth graders completed a simple circuit project using Valentines Day templates from Makerspaces.com.
Below: First graders used Scratch Jr to code beating hearts for their Valentines Day electronic card.
Sixth graders enjoyed programming lessons using Kitronik’s simple robotics pack. First, they worked in pairs following step-by-step directions to build their robot cars. Once the cars were ready, they started programming the Microbit to make the car run forward for 5 seconds. They connected the Microbit to the car and tested the program. One of the challenges some students faced was their car went in the reverse direction instead of moving forward. Mrs. Fuerte challenged students to figure out how to solve this problem. Students did a lot of trial and error and found out that the solution is in how the alligator clips were connected to the motors. After figuring out how to fix the problem, students had fun watching their cars run forward. The next challenge was programming their cars to turn right by making one of the motors go the opposite direction. Problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork were in action in sixth grade!
Take a look at some of the 8th grade 3D printing projects. Students used Tinkercad.com to design.
Here are some halloween projects we made this week.
Halloween cards by fifth graders.
Halloween paper circuit displays by fourth graders.
Halloween story by second graders using ScratchJr.