Tuesday, May 4, 2010
This week their creative juices are turned to a new challenge. While the 8th graders are in Philadelphia, 6-7's will dedicate their week to STEM (science, technology, engineering, math). The charge: Develop a prototype rocket for commercial "space-tourism" Three-person teams (project manager, ad manager, and admin asst - roles changing daily) must design a rocket to be launched through a suspended hula hoop. They will design a commercial to market their project to consumers. Their rocket needs to go through NASA certification. At the end: a film or skit presentation and a day of rocket launching!
The week is supplemented with an ethics workshop. And the kids in Philadelphia think they will be busy learning new things!