After two years the class of 2017 returns to Mountain Lake, deepening their citizen science partnership with the organization, be sure you look for the boards at the lake!
Directive: design a piece that could be given to a loved one during the holidays. Students were allowed to look at websites like Instructables for inspiration, but if they chose to download a template they had to modify the design in a significant way.
View the results:
The students in the Grade 8 Design Elective were given the following directive: In teams of two, create a Halloween sculpture that interacts with the world.
Materials used: Hummingird Duo (arduino, motors, and sensors), cardboard, tape, paint, air drying clay, vinyl, tulle, leaves, paper cups, hot glue
Here are some of the results:
“I wish I could take your class!”
– eighth grade parent
It’s going to be a great and very creative semester! Check out the sides:
“Wow, mind-blowing! Can I attend Hamlin as a fifth grader!”
– anonymous fifth grade parent
With a year of coding and robotics like this who wouldn’t want to be a Hamlin fifth grader?
When the chair people for the eighth grade dinner dance came to me asking if I could help them troubleshoot their idea for creating a gallery of student images – I immediately thought of some seventh grade students and our Riveter Lab tools which I knew would be up to the task.
The problem was given to seventh grade students who took the challenge! They added to the challenge some cardboard, their creativity, our laser cutter, and a little spray paint … and VOILA! An beautiful effect – walking through gorgeous photos floating in the air – was created.
Of course the chairs in their kindness recognized the hard work …
On Thursday March 31st the @RiveterLab hosted the 5th grade class and their parents as they launched into their final trimester of science. This trimester will see the girls exploring Design & Engineering heavily so what better way to launch than a m@k3r event!
Students and parents had the opportunity to build with TinkeringLabs Electric Motors Catalyst Kits, explore our collection of Little Bits, Build and compete throwing “PowerUp” paper airplanes, and play the video games they created in Scratch using controls they also designed using MakeyMakey. It was a really fun night of learning for students and parents alike!
40 of 44 girls attended our event and these students were accompanied by 29 Moms, 21 Dads, 17 Siblings, 1 Uncle, 2 Grandparents and 2 Babysitter/Nannies … that’s a total of 112 people that attended our Maker Event!
An event like this doesn’t just happen; the tireless work of Mr. Wilsey, Ms. Brisson, Mr. Lengel, and the entire Building & Grounds team needs be recognized – as well as the commitment of so many parents to come out and support our program. Thank you all.