Gateway to Technology
August 31 - Sept 4, 2015
On Friday, we completed our Spaghetti Tower. Please ask your student about the building experience. The kids had a lot of fun, and we learned about planning a design as well as communicating with team members. Our tallest tower was completed in 7th period and was over 80 cm tall! They did fantastic! I cannot wait to see what else they build in the coming weeks.
Our first computer has arrived! I will be installing the necessary programs and then the tech department can put the image on all the machines. I am very excited to have these available for the students. We will go over correct treatment of the machines as well. I am very excited to see what the students create!
If you know someone on the Legacy Foundation board or if you know anyone who has ever contributed to them, please give them a big THANK YOU! They fully funded all the materials for our class! This is a huge investment and we are appreciative.
This week we have begun with learning about our engineering journal - from the significance to how to maintain it. We are learning about what engineering is and we will work on our first product concept. For some students, this is the first time they have worked on something with a team, so please encourage good team work skills and communication skills.