WOW! What a week! We received a new Flash Forge 3-D Printer courtesy of a generous donor from DonorsChoose.org. My students were so excited to see and experience this new piece of technology in our classroom. As we started to explore and experience we took some time this week in class to do A LOT of Notice and Wondering. Check out our video below!
We began discussing how we can design objects of our own. We noticed that now we can manufacture them in a rough draft form called a "prototype". We wondered why would an engineer do something like this? We made connections to how the design, engineering and manufacturing process is just like the writing process. We assessed our models to see how we could make them better for next time. This definitely began the seeds of some engaging activities to come.
I am very excited to continue to grow our STEM and Coding Encore class around activities that interest and engage our students. Stay tuned!
Elementary Encore teacher, teaching STEM and Computer Science. I am an advocate for STEM education and computational thinking by the means of Computer Science, Coding and Technology skills.