Island Life

Island Life

4th Graders in EXPO have recently finished designing their own personal paradise. We investigated landforms that are found in different climates and regions of the world. With this research, we were able to develop, plan, organize, and build island topographical maps....
A Titanic Build

A Titanic Build

Can an unsinkable ship be built? This was the question that was posed to 7th-grade students recently. We conducted an investigation into how do ships float, how is displacement calculated, and can ship design outsmart physics? Students studies how ships are built and...
Proto Putty

Proto Putty

8th-graders have been working on learning how casting works and how they could make replicas of everyday items. We ran into an interesting technique that uses 100% silicone caulk and cornstarch; this mixture allows for a quick casting of items and can also make some...
Wind powered kids

Wind powered kids

Sixth graders completed a new project recently. They were tasked with designing the most efficient wind turbine they could using sheets of aluminum flashing. Students studied the many varied styles of wind turbines and how they functioned. The class settled on...
Scrap wood derby

Scrap wood derby

In the continued learning about simple machines, the second-grade classes tackled the design challenge to design a wood car that could travel the furthest in a downhill race. This was an extension of out recycled car race we completed earlier in the semester. This...