The Engineering Design Process

The state's curriculum recommends just five hours for the unit on the Engineering Design Process, maybe because it is something that is constantly reinforced in other units.  We did two major activities:  built a paper tower and made parachutes.  Why?  To practice and apply the engineering design process.  After they finished construction, they had questions … Continue reading The Engineering Design Process

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Week 1–In the Books

WWHHEEEEWWWW!!! What a week!  I met all of my students, finished decorating my room (for the most part), and covered unit 1!  Needless to say, the extra four hours of sleep I got this morning were not unnoticed. My school is a one-to-one Mac school.  I volunteered for a last minute Meet Your Mac session … Continue reading Week 1–In the Books