Category: Activities

Grade 9: Energy Transfer Engineering Project

This year is the first year that our grade 9 Science course follows the NGSS standards and includes Engineering Standards.  The grade 9 Science teachers worked with the Design Facilitator to develop an engineering task for students to demonstrate their understanding of energy transfer by designing a device or toy.

Here are a few examples of student reflection videos:

 

Edison robots: intro activities

Grade 4 are practising using Edison robots, both as an engaging way to learn about coding and robotics as well as helping prepare for their upcoming unit on “Systems”.

We are running through a sequence of self-directed intro activities to help students understand:

  1. The different features of the robots, the various inputs (barcode, sound, light and digital upload via cable)
  2. The various commands & outputs (movement, sound, line tracking, stopping/avoiding lines & physical barriers)
  3. Some of the basic things Edison can do (driving, navigating, racing, tracing, sumo wrestling(!))

Shortly, we will upload some student videos, also attached are some activity sheets to give you an idea of how the learning material is structured.

 

 

While these activities are probably best suited to Grades 2-5, the learning sequence continues into more complex activities that would likely be applicable to higher grades. If you would like to know more, please get in touch!

Sam

HS BEAD Math Project

Class feedback session

Students in the Business, Engineering, Arts and Design (BEAD) Math class were given a design challenge to either:

  1. Design a game OR
  2. Design an accessory

A prototype for a personalized “Guess Who” style game for a Grade 3 class to practice their language and mathematics skills

These products had to have authentic purposes and students needed to find their own clients.  Students followed the ISB Design Process and continually sought feedback by connecting with their clients to improve their prototypes.

Students learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to vector draw

Ines designing jewelry for her mother.

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