Today our last group of kinders shared their bubble wands and tested them in the end of the year celebration.
Engineers started the 3D design of their bridge using Makers Empire and either Shaper or Blocker. On Friday, engineers will be using physical materials that they have requested to create their final bridge.
Using PBS Building Big: The Bridge Challenge and Seesaw, engineers were assigned a partner and a scenario to create a bridge design.
Observing our designers last week, I could see how many of the designers were using lessons that they had learned in the training lab and were creating vertical tower wands.
In a previous lesson, I had disregarded the need to transition from vertical to horizontal and instead focused on creating horizontal flat wands. This was very difficult for many of the designers who immediately adopted the feeling of not being able to do it.
With this group of designers, designing first in vertical and then transitioning to a horizontal so that they could learn to design in both directions was very successful.
Today Ms. Chartier's designers brought their 3D printed robot to life with color and setting. Check out the beautiful unique designs and learn about how the designers created his or her 3D printed robot by clicking on this link to previous posts.