We continued working with our 3D printing pens today. Two students finished their projects and began working on coding using Chromebooks. They created a rocket and a solar powered scuba car with the 3D pens. We will try to finish the rest of the 3D printing pen projects next time.
We wrote a thank you card for Ms. Baxter thanking her for purchasing the 3D printing pens and filament. Then I introduced our final project for the year; Horton Needs Help! - Platform Design Challenge. We reviewed the story in Dr. Seuss’ book Horton Hatches the Egg and I explained the design challenge as well as the materials and limitations. Then they worked together to brainstorm ideas for their platform. They’ve already come up with a lot of good ideas. The next step is to draw a plan for their platform.