And sometimes that writing it down takes more than one try. Writing with detail isn’t easy, and is something that needs to be refined and practiced.
Today after a first attempt at the Engineering Journal Reflection prompt “Edison and You” we took a second attempt in adding more detail to our original work.
It was an individual prewriting exercise as well, but we did it again today in a group, Venn Diagram: Edison & You. This time on whiteboards, we traveled from whiteboard to whiteboard editing, elaborating, and clarifying others ideas on this assignment. After which spent time rewriting the part of the prompt that needed more detail “Compare and Contrast the Work Edison did Creating a Light Bulb and Our Work Creating a Light Bulb”. Each color on the whiteboard was information from a different group.
We modified the traditional Venn Diagram shape from circles to overlapping squares so it would be easier to write details.
After building the carbon filament lightbulb, we wanted to look at how Edison looked at it to make it a viable option for light (and profit). As a class, we started reading the 1879 New York Times article about his initial experiments.
Using the students’ chrome books we were able to zoom in and find and highlight the elements that he used in his experiment, this will transition into our talk about the PTE.
Today in Natual Science & Engineering students had to finish their balloon pop creations, we will discuss them tomorrow in class. There were successes for sure; but the best thing was seeing students working together, listening to each other, and having fun in class.
Great first day! Physics’ Seniors were dressed up for their first day of school parade & breakfast, and while colorful got down to business building bridges and finding direct and inverse relationships.
Natural Science & Engineering had a good start trying to construct a 3-step Rube Goldberg machine to pop a balloon. I love the Slo-mo film option