For this collaborative engineering fast challenge task, students made one or more tools or "gadgets" that could be used by two different types of workers and then present a performance to show how these gadgets would work.
* This collaborative engineering fast challenge task was a bit more challenging than the others because it was hard to think of a gadget that two different jobs could use, but it was fun. - Julian
* I found this fast engineering challenge fun and challenging because we were able to be creative had to think quickly. - Eli
For the You Call This Art! Fast Collaborative Engineering task, students created one or more art pieces and prepared a presentation showing their art pieces. For the Birthday Party Fast Collaborative Engineering task, students created the perfect birthday gift and presented what it was and how it was used.
*Thinking outside the box and only being able to use the materials in the junk box made these tasks challenging but fun! - Andi
* The Birthday Party and You Call That Art! tasks allowed us to be more creative. - Cinco
* Working collaboratively is fun! - Raegen
*I enjoyed collaborating with others and working on the different tasks. - Emily
*The Birthday Party and You Call That Art! tasks allowed me to use my creativity and were fun! - Angel
* I liked the creative part of the Birthday Party task. - Valeria
* These tasks required us to think differently and I enjoyed the competitiveness of the tasks. - Courtlynn
* I enjoyed the collaborative part of these tasks. - Leah
* The racing against the clock to complete the tasks is overwhelming but fun. - Bentley
* I enjoyed the creativity of the Birthday Party and You Call That Art tasks. - Brylee
For this collaborative engineering task the students needed to develop a way to move two corks and two marbles from behind the starting line, over the river (the yellow tent), and through the woods (the cups) so that they ended up inside grandmother's house (the box). The students stated that this was the most challenging of all of the collaborative engineering tasks.
* I thought the Going to Grandma's House task was very challenging but fun! - Jor'Dawn
* The task was fun but the limited materials made it challenging. - Shaun
* I really enjoyed the engineering task. It was fun to try to get the marbles and corks to Grandma's house! - Madelyn B.
*I enjoy seeing the other inventions and products and creating inventions too! - Hunter
*The Shark Tank project is fun because I get to invent my own product! - Kira
*I've enjoyed the Shark Tank project and the hands-on inventing. - Eloy
*I like to see everyone's inventions. - Bailey
*We get to make our own products! - Rafe
5th grade has been traveling across the United States on their Road Trip adventures! They have chosen a destination, planned their trip, completed a budget, mapped their route, created a travel brochure, and much more!
* I learned that budgeting for a road trip takes a little patience and time. - Layne
* I like o plan for a trip because it makes you more organized and gives you more time to enjoy your trip. - Stevie Rae
* I learned that the amount of money needed is a lot. It is more expensive that I thought! - Heber
* I learned that my name comes from the Romans. - Max
* Today I learned that my last name translates to trees in Spanish. - Heber
* Today I learned that my name comes from the Russian culture. - Kira
* I learned that my name comes from the Irish form of John. - Shaun
* I learned my name came from the ancient Germanic culture. - Miles
* My name originates in Hebrew. - Asher
* I learned that my love language is words of affirmation. - Natalia
* I learned that my creative type is the Thinker, which explains a lot of things to me about myself that I didn't know. - Valeria
* My creative type is the Producer and I have strong leadership skills. - Leah
*I learned that I have an extrovert personality and I have the Adventurer creative type which means that I like new things! - Asher
* I love learning about my creative and personality type because I get to learn more about myself! - Raegen