Maker Mornings — 6th Grade in the Project Space

Anneke Nordmark decided that it was a good plan to take her homeroom of creative and intrepid 6th graders down to the Project Space one morning a week to get them busy working together–thus Maker Mornings were born. This plan coincided perfectly with the addition of our Designer in Residence, Kyle Graves. The first Maker Morning involved a design and engineering challenge to create two different flying object, each limited to just one piece of 8″x11″ paper. One object was designed to fly for distance and the other was designed to fly for duration. The students were limited in time and materials, thus prompting great problem-solving through constraint. At the end of fifteen minutes, the students lined up to share their creations and put them to the test.

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