Creating Toys that Store Energy

It looks like we have some elves (you know, those professional toy makers) in our 5th grade science classes.

To be resourceful our Lower School 5th graders created and designed toys using stored energy.  The students gave individual presentations of their products, explaining how they discovered and discussed problems they encountered. The students then presented what they had to do, and what adaptations had to be made to make their toys work. Having students solve problems, present and use their creativity engages their minds at the highest levels of learning!

Mrs. Brindley recently attended the CAST workshop in Dallas.  CAST is an acronym for Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching. The new key word in the science community is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineers and Mathematics).  Mrs Brindley integrated some of the things she learned at the conference in this project. These Lower School students are utilizing the building blocks they have learned from PK to 5th grade to create their toys. This is an exciting time to watch their creativity explode!

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