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STEAM Like Champions!

Ask. Imagine. Plan. Create. Improve. 5th grade students at Indian Trail Elementary were "STEAMing" like champions as they worked through the steps of the design process to create their own robotic hands in Media class. Using only cardstock, straws, string and tape, students created a moving model of a human hand. Gigi A. said the project was fun and she "liked the challenge of it". Students attempted to use use their robotic hands to pick up objects. Some were more successful than others. Media teacher, Mrs. Landon, believes one of the most valuable aspects of the project is seeing how the students have to constantly problem solve when something isn't working well.

 

5th grade students learn the design process in media class by creating robotic hands.  5th grade students learn the design process in Media Class by making robotic hands.

5th grade students learn the design process in Media Class by making robotic hands.