Our Calculus students made a visit to our MakerSpace today and man, was it awesome!
Task at Hand: Volumes of Solids with Known Cross Sections
Making a 3-dimensional model of one solid given a base and cross-sections
Bases were provided for students to create their structure on and students were then given the abilitiy to use the MakerSpace supplies to construct the models.
Kudos to Mrs. Schiller for being innovative in planning how her students were using the MakerSpace today. Students worked in groups of 3-4 to accomplish a task of creating their version of the mechanical dog from the novel Farenheit 451.
Student 1: Gatherer
Student 2: Hunter
Student 3: Creator
Each student brought a specific skill to the group. Gatherers were in charge of close reading the text for descriptive language of the character. Hunters collected supplies in the MakerSpace to best represent the descriptive language. And lastly, the creator took the ideas and supplies to the next level by bringing their Mechanical Dog to life.
Here are some of the finish products from these talented students and one innovative teacher.
Our vision of a space for creating has finally started to come to fruition. Converting a space that was not already designed to be a MAKERSPACE, will no doubt have its challenges...but we shall move forward.
Study hall has officially moved.
Who likes change? We do. Change makes life adventerous, unpredictable, and nerve racking, for some. LRC stands for Learning Resource Center. So what better way to learn than by making and learning by trial and error.
Here we go people...let's MAKE.