The Learning Continues: Solids and Liquids With Frank Lloyd Wright

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”

~ Albert Einstein

 

 

Our Young STEAM Inventors wanted to share with my blog readers what they have been thinking and learning for their three-month study of Frank Lloyd Wright. This study is part of the curriculum unit on Solids and Liquids. The following quotes are in their own words:

Young STEAM Inventor Wondering #1

“We learned about Frank Lloyd Wright and when he was a kid growing up. He liked to build things and he was good at it. His mom bought him Froebel blocks, and he used them to build with and do math like us. Ms. Alicia showed us Froebel blocks and we used them just like Frank Lloyd Wright did. We decided to build a Frank Lloyd Wright Kids Museum where kids could come and build houses and museums. His Waterfall House was our favorite, and so we built that in the block area. We also liked making sculptures with stained glass. We drew our own stained glass pictures, too.”

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Young STEAM Inventor Wondering #2

“We first graders learned about Frank Lloyd Wright for Solids and Liquids. Our groups worked together to design and build the Frank Lloyd Wright Museum for Kids. There are not enough Kids Museums around the world and we need to design and build more. Some of us want to be Architects and design them, some of us want to be the engineers and solve the problems that might come up and some of us want to build them. Our favorite Frank Lloyd Wright house was Waterfall, but we liked his stained glass windows and his origami chair and the dishes he designed for a hotel in Japan.

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Young STEAM Inventor Wondering #3

“We also liked the experiments we did with shampoo and glue. We got to explore with different shapes, how fast or slow liquids move- “we know heavier liquids move slower because they are heavy-Jonathan” , made predictions and find out the answers, we tested solids with magnets to see which objects would attract or repel, compared two different solids and test what they had in common using a Venn Diagram to graph our information. We also tested which solids roll and don’t. We worked really hard. That’s all we want to say for now. You can look at the pictures and our slide show, and that will show you the rest. Thanks for watching!”

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