Preschool Engineers Engaged in Making

Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It’s posing questions and coming up with a method. It’s delving in.

~ Sally Ride

 

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Engineering Lesson with Legos

Using the Engineering Design Process, students read a blueprint, constructing a launcher and spinning top, making and recording their predictions and guiding questions to explore and think like scientists! They worked in pairs and had to predict which of the two spinning tops they built would spin long or longer.

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For Part 2 of this activity, students created their own spinners. They used the data they recorded in Part 1 and create their own spinning top with cardboard and one of their tops.

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Young STEAM Inventors as Robotics Engineers

Students wanted to create robots, and so their classroom teacher served as a facilitator for their explorations. See their creations in the slideshow below.

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