Monthly Archives: February 2012

Natural Engineering – Ice Castles

Here’s another example of natural engineering I saw at school a few weeks ago.  A group first and second grade girls made these ice castles.  It was part of a creative, fantasy line they had invented.  We need to tap … Continue reading

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Blocks In Grades 2

Here’s a photo of our second grade classroom.  This is one of the few teachers I know who tries to continue the use of blocks during class time beyond kindergarten.  I think it is important to provide building opportunities, whether … Continue reading

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Robots and Decimals

Fifth grade students here have to figure out how to make a 90 degree turn with their Lego NXT robots.  The robot cars they built have 2 motors and they typically turn one motor only on to make a 90 … Continue reading

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Robotics Quote of the Day

Fifth grade boy: “I really like that the school has a robotics program. It’s my favorite activity at school.”

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Recent Robot Magic

We had some great experiences with the grade 1 and 2 students this week. When I asked our grade 2 students to recall what they knew about some parts this week for their first robotics class of the year, we … Continue reading

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