On September 20th, students from Kristen Orsini’s Language classes and Jennifer Timmis’ Pre-Algebra classes attended the Chihuly exhibit at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Dale Chihuly is a world-renowned artist whose glass installations are found around the world in historic cities, museums, and gardens. Visiting the exhibit was the culminating experience of a STEAM project whose … More Chihuly in the STEAM
The tool training for Kelly Weininger’s Shark Tank went great. The students’ comfort level with the tools now was readily apparent when, on the following day, they were busy making things rather than at a standstill asking questions about a tool. Also by having them get familiar with the tools, I think their minds were … More Training & Treehouses
Our STEAM Lab is constantly undergoing improvements, and this week is no exception! We were able to set up a Band Saw and a Hazmat cabinet. These tools will definitely help us to expand our creation capabilities. Mr. Mackay’s advertising class made stamps this week using the laser cutter. The students made their design in … More New Improvements
Week Two of prototyping for the Bristle Bot went extremely well. We have our final design. The smaller motor and battery worked really well to balance the little robot! It mostly travels in circles, but it is definitely unique and exciting. We are going to use these batteries and motors for the event. Planning can … More Bristle Bots Round 2!
Westminster will be going to the Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday October 1, 2016. The Maker Faire is a gathering of inquisitive people who who love learning and sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue to for these “makers” to show all types … More Bristle Bots!