Right now we are talking about phases of matter and how temperature affects molecular movement. So we took an earlynmeyer flask and added a stopper. We then cooled the air in the flask with ice. Then we observed.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
On Friday, I asked the question "How can you reduce waste in your home, school, or community?". We will be working on this every Friday for the next couple months. We started brain storming. Kids used the room to its fullest.
So a student in Mrs. Hobold's discovery has 930 photo slides from her great grand mother. Her problem- what to do with them? Enter Youtube and the device you see below. She is converting them to digital pictures to send to her great grandma.
An example of the digital photo.
What if 8th graders had a skill that could help the High School Football team? I have started flight school. Kids watch some videos about drones and then spend some time on the flight simulator. Then I hand over the controls. Last week I offered up our services to Coach G. On Tuesday we filmed.
Getting into position
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
I give a pretest before I teach each unit of study. If a student gets a 4 on any target they can either still work on what we are doing in class or they can come up with a project that relates to the learning target. Our first learning target deals with elements and the periodic table. Here is a students model of Oxygen that he designed then printed.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
After Dempsey and I put the new motherboard installed. We fired up the printer. I had several ladies that had designed some objects. We started printing right away.
This student does cosplay and likes Anime. This is a necklace that a character wears.
This student needed a way to keep her headphones from getting tangled.
One Christmas my wife and I decided to buy each other fly rods. We took a casting class and a couple of fly tying classes. They were a great excuse to sit around Hargroves Fly Shop and tie flies. A student came to me and said she wanted to learn to tie flies. Up first wooly bugger.
Finished wooly bugger
Monday, September 21, 2015
Projects are continuing to come together.
It's a safe. They found screws and placed the strong magnet from the hard drive so it locks the enclosure.
When the school year began I showed off Tinkercad.com. It's a 3D design software. Students took right to it and started designing. When they finished we started up the Makerbot and it didn't work. I called Makerbot and they sent me a new mother board. Dempsey and I put it in this morning.
The answer is always yes!
Friday, September 18, 2015
Today was a work day. Students were researching and building. I was a tool finder. Get my orange Home Depot vest ready.
A white board made from a monitor.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Students picked their computer part today. They began building their piece.