Monday, November 10, 2014
First Grade Optical Engineers-Part 2
Using Engineering is Elementary's unit called "Lighten Up: Designing Lighting Systems" has been fun for our 1st grade students. After hearing the story and experimenting with light & different materials, they were ready to get to the work. Using the engineering design process they started on the way to their goal of creating a lighting system. Their goal was to shine a flashlight in a hole at one end of a box and make light come out the other hole. Working as individuals and in small cooperative groups, they asked questions, imagined answers, and planned out one solution. The next step is for them to created & tested their plan, and figured out how to improve it.