Sunday, May 15, 2011

My Robot

After reading the story, My Robot, we ventured off to the computer lab to begin the plans for inventing our own robots. As part of our inventors notebook, we used Pixie 2 to design our plans for the building of our 3D robots next week. Take a look! Favorite quote of this activity: "Can I let my imagination explode on this one?" ha ha.... Of course!

A Bright Idea!

So sorry for the sideways photos! I don't know how to turn them around.

We've been studying inventors and inventions for the past week or so. My students got a kick out of learning about Thomas Edison and his invention of the light bulb. We challenged ourselves to think of things we use in our daily lives that use some form of a light bulb and invented our own kind of thinking map (shown above.) The kids also insisted on adding a picture of Thomas Edison (they liked the picture when he was younger best.. ha ha) with the quote about inventing being the result of part imagination and a big pile of junk! Enjoy!