Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Another Mystery Speaker stopped by this week to talk with us about the importance of math and science when designing new products and ideas.  He also shared with us about the role of software in creating designs.  After a few videos to show the assembling process of jet planes and other aerospace designs, students were asked to create and explain a design of their own.  It was interesting to see and hear all the great ideas fourth graders have! 

Design is an important aspect of any successful product or invention.  This was a great opportunity for children to see a direct connection of the math, science, and thinking skills they learn and practice in school.  Kids are naturally creative and inventive, they just need an opportunity to explore their thinking and channel their thoughts in a way that helps them create.  Thanks to Mr. Chapman for coming by to share his experience and knowledge with our class.