Over the course of this short week, students started designing in Tinkercad, a web-based CAD program that allows them to create 3D designs. They then turned their digital creations into physical objects using the Makerbots (3D printers). This first assignment asked them to create keychains with their names in order to practice manipulating figures on three axes.
In pairs, students presented their slides on their assigned electronic components, such as photoresistors, servo motors, and piezoelectric speakers. They taught their classmates about both the science of how the component works and its practical application.
We ended the week with a super fun bowling party with the 5-6s (see below).
Have a safe, healthy, and joyful break. To a wonderful 2018!