This week, Mrs. Weininger’s Econ for Entrepreneurs classes are getting hands on experience with a lot of the lab equipment. We usually assume that the students know how to use everything, but getting reminders and extra practice always helps. Day 1 Station 1: cutting cardboard with box cutters and Xacto knives Station 2: painting Station … More Entrepreneurs Test Out Lab Equipment
At Westminster, we have 45 minute “Advisor’s Choice” sessions with homeroom groups (about 8-10 students each) a few times a month, and like every school, we also sometimes have wonky schedules. If you’re looking for something different, consider checking out Steam Lab equipment for the class period! Mrs. Weininger used her extra class yesterday to … More Quick Steam Lessons for Advisor’s Choice
In Mrs. Weininger’s Econ for Entrepreneurs class, students used the Hue Animation Stop-Motion kits to create their own advertisements for products that they love. Are you sold? Powerade Making Cupcakes
Students in Mrs. Mares’ classes wrote their own stories to practice their French writing skills. To also incorporate speaking skills, she thought that stop motion animation would be a fun way to elevate their stories, but as most know, stop motion is a very time consuming adventure, so she came to the steam team for … More Hue Animation, the New Software in Town
We are only weeks away from the end of Fall 2017, and that means deadlines are quickly approaching for semester course projects. Office Hours is a bustling hub of activity!! Here’s a few things that were happening today! Science Fair & Shark Tank Economics Students work all semester to research and develop their ideas, write … More End of Semester Crunch Time!
Today the Econ for Entrepreneurs classes took a hands-on tour of the Innovation Lab, featuring the Miter saw, band saw, electric screw drivers, drills, and soldering irons. We encourage all classes to take tours of the lab space to open students minds to the possibilities and to take their projects to the next level!
8th graders in Econ for Entrepreneurs kick off the 2017-18 academic year in the Innovation Lab! Objective To re-introduce the design thinking process, students are challenged to design and prototype a chair for a character from the TV show Scooby Doo. Procedure In small groups of 2-3, students are assigned to make a chair for … More Scooby Doo, Design Thinking For You!