To celebrate the 100th day of school, students in first grade were tasked with building animals with 100 found objects. These fun creations were showcased during the virtual School Maker Faire in March.
Students in first grade worked together on a School Maker Faire project all about birds. They had been learning about the building and nesting of Cardinals and Vogelkop Bower birds and took what they learned and ran!
First, students each build a cardinal nest. They learned that the birds use pine needles, weeds, twigs, tree bark, and roots to make their nests. They collected nesting material outdoors and used their engineering skills to build replica nests.
The second project was Vogelkop Bower bird nests. Students learned that this bird uses sticks for the nest roof and moss for the floor. The male bird collects colorful and shiny items to present on the “bower”, or stage, to attract females.
Are you sharing your projects with us via Facebook? We sure hope so! Remember to tag us using BOTH @TLCGrowZonePage AND @TLCSchoolMakerFaire. Don’t forget to check our page on March 17th to see all the projects and give encouraging shout-outs to all our Makers!
This is a reminder that our 6th Annual School Maker Faire is going on now through March 17th via our Facebook page. Anyone that wants to participate is welcome! Share your project and tag us using BOTH @TLCGrowZonePage AND #TLCSchoolMakerFaire. Then be sure to stop by on March 17th to view all the projects and share encouraging words with our fellow makers. W cannot wait to see how YOU help us make this online School Maker Faire a success!
Making is part of everything we do at The Learning Center Charter School. Over the past several weeks, all sorts of Maker projects from our 5th Annual School Maker Faire have been highlighted.
Every students from kindergarten through eighth grade participated in the School Maker Faire which is why the event has proven to be such a success and long anticipated event each school year.
Thank you for supporting your students and encouraging their making!
Seventh graders studied force and motion and as part of their studies built bridges with craft sticks and string. These awesome bridges were on display at our annual School Maker Faire in March.
Middle school students created a city layout and used geometry to build their themed cities. These projects were on display at our School Maker Faire in March.
First graders had lots of things they made on display for our annual School Maker Faire in March.
Including this awesome laptop computer seen below.
As part of an ongoing exploration of science in first grade, students experimented with dyeing different types of fibers with both artificial and natural dyes.
They dyed wool fiber and cotton string and were very surprised by some of the results. They hypothisized that the Kool-Aid dye would result in brighter colors than it actual did. They also thought that the purple cabbage would result in a similar purple dye when, in fact, it did not.
All of their findings were on display in the classroom at our annual School Maker Faire in March.