2017 Engineering Cycle

Students who participated in the Kindergarten Engineering Cycle learned about Engineering, and the Engineering Design Process. They learned that Engineers are creative problem solvers and there are many different engineering jobs. The students also learned the steps of the Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create and Improve. Using the steps of the Engineering Design Process, the students worked on the challenge in small groups. The groups shared their ideas, solutions and reflected on their work. Part of the challenge involved taking on the real challenges an engineer faces and having to work within constraints or limits. The kindergarten engineers had to work in material and time constraints. Through this challenge the student engineers learned the character traits needed to be a successful engineer. The students took pictures using an iPad or iPhone. Kindergarten students who participated in this cycle will bring home a special code for their parents to view the photos of their creations and learn more about their project. For more engineering ideas and websites please visit- blogs.sbschools.org/gandt

Language Arts and Digital Communication

Cycle 3 focused on Language Arts & Digital Communication.  The Kindergarten students read Goldilocks and the Three Bears. They learned about story elements, which included beginning, middle, end, characters, setting, problem and solution.  The students created a solution for the story.  They then learned about writing a friendly letter.  The students were challenged to write a letter of apology to the Three Bears from Goldilocks.  The Kindergarteners typed a letter using Google Docs.  They also learned how to change the font and color of the text.  We hope you enjoy their letters!!!

Brunswick Acres
Isha
Mark
Mysha
Sparsh
Toorjo

Cambridge
Anya 
Ariana
Varun
Kelly
Vinita

Constable
Anuja 
Aarav
Connor
Kunsh
Riley
Soham

Dayton
Ahaana
Darin
Justin
Sanvi
Varun

Deans
Abhiram
Aishwarya
Roya
Saksham
Sneha 

Greenbrook
Adnan
Ishanya
Khanak 
Nikki
Rohan
Varnik

Monmouth Junction 
Aarush
Anika
Caelyn 
Sahasra

 

Deans School Engineering

During this cycle, the students learned about Engineering and the Engineering Design Process. They learned that Engineers are creative problem solvers. The students also learned the steps of the Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create and Improve. The kindergarten students used the Design Process to complete a challenge.

The students began the cycle with a quick challenge ~The Blocks Tower Challenge: To build the tallest, block tower you can. The tower must be able to stand up on its own without support.

Materials:  Blocks

  

  

  

  

They were then presented with another challenge: Rapunzel’s Tall Tower Challenge: To build a new tall tower for Rapunzel using only cups and paper. The tower has to be as tall as their waist and have an opening at the bottom of the tower so Rapunzel can leave the tower.

Materials: 8 sheets of 8 1/2 X 11 card-stock paper, several cups that are a variety of sizes.

Using the steps of the Engineering Design Process, the students worked on the challenge in small groups.  The groups shared their ideas, solutions and reflected on their work.

  

  

  

  

    

 Through this challenge the student engineers learned the character traits needed to be a successful engineer. For more engineering ideas and websites please visit- blogs.sbschools.org/gandt The students took the pictures above using an iPad or iPhone. Click on the photos to make them larger.

Constable School Engineering

During this cycle, the students learned about Engineering and the Engineering Design Process. They learned that Engineers are creative problem solvers. The students also learned the steps of the Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create and Improve. The kindergarten students used the Design Process to complete a challenge.

The students began the cycle with a quick challenge ~The Blocks Tower Challenge: To build the tallest, block tower you can. The tower must be able to stand up on its own without support.

Materials:  Blocks

They were then presented with another challenge: Rapunzel’s Tall Tower Challenge: To build a new tall tower for Rapunzel using only cups and paper. The tower has to be as tall as their waist and have an opening at the bottom of the tower so Rapunzel can leave the tower.

Materials: 8 sheets of 8 1/2 X 11 card-stock paper, several cups that are a variety of sizes.

  

  

  

Using the steps of the Engineering Design Process, the students worked on the challenge in small groups.  The groups shared their ideas, solutions and reflected on their work.  Through this challenge the student engineers learned the character traits needed to be a successful engineer. For more engineering ideas and websites please visit- blogs.sbschools.org/gandt The students took the pictures above using an iPad or iPhone. Click on the photos to make them larger.

Brunswick Acres School Engineering

During this cycle, the students learned about Engineering and the Engineering Design Process. They learned that Engineers are creative problem solvers. The students also learned the steps of the Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create and Improve. The kindergarten students used the Design Process to complete a challenge.

The students began the cycle with a quick challenge ~The Blocks Tower Challenge: To build the tallest, block tower you can. The tower must be able to stand up on its own without support.

Materials:  Blocks

  

  

They were then presented with another challenge: Rapunzel’s Tall Tower Challenge: To build a new tall tower for Rapunzel using only cups and paper. The tower has to be as tall as their waist and have an opening at the bottom of the tower so Rapunzel can leave the tower.

Materials: 8 sheets of 8 1/2 X 11 card-stock paper, several cups that are a variety of sizes.

Using the steps of the Engineering Design Process, the students worked on the challenge in small groups.  The groups shared their ideas, solutions and reflected on their work.

  

 Through this challenge the student engineers learned the character traits needed to be a successful engineer. For more engineering ideas and websites please visit- blogs.sbschools.org/gandt The students took the pictures above using an iPad or iPhone. Click on the photos to make them larger.

Dayton School Engineering

During this cycle, the students learned about Engineering and the Engineering Design Process. They learned that Engineers are creative problem solvers. The students also learned the steps of the Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create and Improve. The kindergarten students used the Design Process to complete a challenge.

The students began the cycle with a quick challenge ~The Blocks Tower Challenge: To build the tallest, block tower you can. The tower must be able to stand up on its own without support.

Materials:  Blocks

  

  

  

They were then presented with another challenge: Rapunzel’s Tall Tower Challenge: To build a new tall tower for Rapunzel using only cups and paper. The tower has to be as tall as their waist and have an opening at the bottom of the tower so Rapunzel can leave the tower.

Materials: 8 sheets of 8 1/2 X 11 card-stock paper, several cups that are a variety of sizes.

Using the steps of the Engineering Design Process, the students worked on the challenge in small groups.  The groups shared their ideas, solutions and reflected on their work. Through this challenge the student engineers learned the character traits needed to be a successful engineer.

  

  

  

For more engineering ideas and websites please visit- blogs.sbschools.org/gandt The students took the pictures above using an iPad or iPhone. Click on the photos to make them larger.

Monmouth Junction School Engineering

During this cycle, the students learned about Engineering and the Engineering Design Process. They learned that Engineers are creative problem solvers. The students also learned the steps of the Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create and Improve. The kindergarten students used the Design Process to complete a challenge.

The students began the cycle with a quick challenge ~The Blocks Tower Challenge: To build the tallest, block tower you can. The tower must be able to stand up on its own without support.

Materials:  Blocks

  

  

  

They were then presented with another challenge: Rapunzel’s Tall Tower Challenge: To build a new tall tower for Rapunzel using only cups and paper. The tower has to be as tall as their waist and have an opening at the bottom of the tower so Rapunzel can leave the tower.

Materials: 8 sheets of 8 1/2 X 11 card-stock paper, several cups that are a variety of sizes.

Using the steps of the Engineering Design Process, the students worked on the challenge in small groups.  The groups shared their ideas, solutions and reflected on their work.

  

  

  

 Through this challenge the student engineers learned the character traits needed to be a successful engineer. For more engineering ideas and websites please visit- blogs.sbschools.org/gandt The students took the pictures above using an iPad or iPhone. Click on the photos to make them larger.

Greenbrook School Engineering

During this cycle, the students learned about Engineering and the Engineering Design Process. They learned that Engineers are creative problem solvers. The students also learned the steps of the Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create and Improve. The kindergarten students used the Design Process to complete a challenge.

The students began the cycle with a quick challenge ~The Blocks Tower Challenge: To build the tallest, block tower you can. The tower must be able to stand up on its own without support.

Materials:  Blocks

  

   

   

They were then presented with another challenge: Rapunzel’s Tall Tower Challenge: To build a new tall tower for Rapunzel using only cups and paper. The tower has to be as tall as their waist and have an opening at the bottom of the tower so Rapunzel can leave the tower.

Materials: 8 sheets of 8 1/2 X 11 card-stock paper, several cups that are a variety of sizes.

Using the steps of the Engineering Design Process, the students worked on the challenge in small groups.  The groups shared their ideas, solutions and reflected on their work.

    

 Through this challenge the student engineers learned the character traits needed to be a successful engineer. For more engineering ideas and websites please visit- blogs.sbschools.org/gandt The students took the pictures above using an iPad or iPhone. Click on the photos to make them larger.

Cambridge School Engineering

During this cycle, the students learned about Engineering and the Engineering Design Process. They learned that Engineers are creative problem solvers. The students also learned the steps of the Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create and Improve. The kindergarten students used the Design Process to complete a challenge.

The students began the cycle with a quick challenge ~The Blocks Tower Challenge: To build the tallest, block tower you can. The tower must be able to stand up on its own without support.

Materials:  Blocks

  

    

They were then presented with another challenge: Rapunzel’s Tall Tower Challenge: To build a new tall tower for Rapunzel using only cups and paper. The tower has to be as tall as their waist and have an opening at the bottom of the tower so Rapunzel can leave the tower.

Materials: 8 sheets of 8 1/2 X 11 card-stock paper, several cups that are a variety of sizes.

Using the steps of the Engineering Design Process, the students worked on the challenge in small groups.  The groups shared their ideas, solutions and reflected on their work.

   

  

 Through this challenge the student engineers learned the character traits needed to be a successful engineer. For more engineering ideas and websites please visit- blogs.sbschools.org/gandt The students took the pictures above using an iPad or iPhone. Click on the photos to make them larger.

Cycle 3 ~ Language Arts and Digital Communication

Cycle 3 focused on Language Arts & Digital Communication.  The Kindergarten students read Goldilocks and the Three Bears. They learned about story elements, which included beginning, middle, end, characters, setting, problem and solution.  The students created a solution for the story.  They then learned about writing a friendly letter.  The students were challenged to write a letter of apology to the Three Bears from Goldilocks.  The Kindergarteners typed a letter using Google Docs.  They also learned how to change the font and color of the font.  We hope you enjoy their letters!!! 

Brunswick Acres

Advaith

Ryan

Uttara

Cambridge

Harshini

Helen

Kethana

Radhika

Spencer

Constable

Aaron

Joana

Manvith

Trishna

Dayton

Abdurrahman

Aiden

Asmi

Ishana

Pranavi

Vishnu

Deans

Liam

Naisha

Nishika

Rida

Shreyas

Greenbrook

Amali

Arjun

Laasya

Sanvi

Monmouth Junction

Ansh

Ashwath

Eyrah

Jack

Leo