Everyone who brought in a project was able to share today! Check out the images below! I look forward to seeing the remaining projects next week.
Students were assigned their final project today, which will be due on January 25th. They will be choosing an already existing product and then will "SCAMPER" the product to create their own invention. Although we discussed the idea of SCAMPER for the projects purpose, we will look more closely at this idea next week. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. You can find a link to the project below:
After discussing the project, we began looking at the history of listening devices, beginning with Thomas Edison's phonograph. Students divided into groups to prepare for learning about more devices next week.
Yesterday, we had a great discussion about the positives and negatives of car production using the assembly line or working independently.
Afterwards, we looked at the famous chocolate scene from "I Love Lucy" and students discussed why this assembly line didn't work well. Then we viewed two other videos about how assembly lines have changed over time and gathered information to compare the past and the present.
Students worked with partners today to identify the capital, natural & human resources needed to produce an invention. We then discussed what was common among all the inventions....ask your child!
On another note...A big KUDOS to one of our students who informed her parents about earmuffs and their inventor after seeing them in the store over the weekend!!! Way to "spend time learning!"
Capital, human and natural resources, Oh my! Today we discussed the difference between the three types of resources. Students worked in groups and with partners to identify the resources in everyday situations. We finished class with a story about the invention of the Earmuff!
Class will not meet next Monday due to schools being closed.
We had our first class today! It was so nice to be working with familiar faces and some new faces! After reviewing expectations, students completed a picture sort into two categories that they then needed to name. After discussing the categories, students learned some of the vocabulary that we will be using throughout the unit.
Folders will be sent home after next week's class.