March 6th-17th 2017

6th grade

  • Build a basic robot
  • Program a robot to move through a maze and to pick & drop an object

GenBot Building Instructions

7th grade

Biotechnology

http://www.ncabr.org/k12/biotechshortfilm/

1. GMO Debate: Are you for or against?

 

 GMO Salmon

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/fda-approves-genetically-modified-salmon/

2. Disease Detectives: http://www.diseasedetectives.org/videos

https://www.cdc.gov/bam/diseases/immune/disease_database.html

http://www.diseasedetectives.org/

Meet Disease Detectives: http://www.diseasedetectives.org/detectives

8th grade

Trash to treasure projects:

50 Upcycling Projects: From Trash to Treasure –Part 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNk38PoZeDA

50 Upcycling Projects: From Trash to Treasure – Part 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-imyfAauq74

You saw other people’s solution NOW Share your solution!!

 

Engineering and Ethics: 

Engineering disaster:

Introduction to Robotics 3: Robots in our everyday life

Building a robot:

Engineers week make up activities

2/27/17

6 weeks to State testing

Engineers week

http://www.discovere.org/our-programs/engineers-week 

http://www.discovere.org/our-activities

7th grade: Southern Company Engineers and TWIGS presentation

The team from Southern company consist of:

  • Chemist
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Geography-Geographical Information System (GIS)
  • Architecture

Repair a substation as a team

 

6th grade: Present your bridge, Test-Evaluate-Redesign, Communicate your solution.

Robotics 1:  Introduction

8th grade: Solution(s) for “waste reduction”

 

Future Fest 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8th graders had a meaningful experience at the Cobb Civic Center at Future Fest.  They touched parts of a human body, simulated flight, operated a huge robot, played banana piano, made carpet, learned about first response, visited virtual world, learned about check and savings account, manipulated the nano world, interviewed constructors and manufacturers about their job and how to get to where they are and many more.  Go Cobb CTAE.

 

 

The Paradigm Challenge


Mini Contest

http://www.projectparadigm.org/public-voting/about: STUDENT SERVICE CONTEST

We believe in the power of student service and we want to help you make a difference in the world. Tell us about your idea and you could win cash to support your project. We welcome submissions about projects by groups and individual students.
CREATE. Submit a photo, video, or anything else that captures your student service in action or an idea for student service.
SHARE. Upload your entry (or entries) to tell the world about your student service. Ask friends, family, and everyone else you know to vote for your entry. The entry and voting deadline is May 1, 2017.
TWO WAYS TO WIN! The 10 entries with the most public votes will win cash prizes of up to $500 AND we will select our favorite student service projects and award cash that can support or expand those projects!

Main Challenge

http://www.projectparadigm.org/about-the-challenge

WHAT IS THE PARADIGM CHALLENGE?

The Paradigm Challenge is an annual competition that inspires youth to use STEM skills plus kindness, creativity, and collaboration to make a difference.  The 2016-17 Challenge aims to generate new ideas to reduce waste in homes, schools, communities, and around the world.

Watch a quick video on how it works.

WHO CAN JOIN THE CHALLENGE?

Youth aged 4 to 18 (as of May 1, 2017) compete in three age divisions: Ages 4 to 8 ● Ages 9 to 13 ● Ages 14 to 18

WHAT TYPES OF ENTRIES ARE ACCEPTED?

We welcome all ideas, including posters, videos, inventions, public messages, community events, websites, mobile apps, or anything else that will help reduce waste.

HOW WILL WINNERS BE SELECTED?

A blue-ribbon panel of judges will evaluate entries based on effectiveness, feasibility, originality, presentation, and collaboration.  In addition to the prize money, Project Paradigm intends to provide further support to help turn winning ideas into real-world solutions.