Grades 6-7 are experimenting with robotics, mechanics, electronics, 3D design and coding using the Design Thinking process. Students started the year with the challenge of Improving a Partner’s Morning Routine.
Grade 8 began with two Design Thinking challenges: Design a variety of chairs for a Simpsons character and Design a Shoe for a classmate. These challenges focused on the empathy phase of the design process as well as ideation and prototyping. This week students participated in a Parts, Purposes and Complexities activity where they disassembled a small gadget to better understand how an object operates and apply that knowledge to creating an original gadget. Next up: Lego Mindstorm Robotics.