One of the perks of being a STEAM Council member is that these students have 1st class access to all of the machines in the Innovation Lab. Many of the members came to the lab to make Christmas gifts for friends and family. Cassandra Reiner made this beautiful cut out using cardboard and the laser … More STEAM Council Project
Girls in Mrs. George’s 6th grade homeroom learned how to sew and make purses to sell at the Westminster Alternative Gift Fair. These totes will be a hot item, so be sure to get to the fair early! The material came from old sweatshirts in the bookstore.
Over the weekend, an upright piano was delivered to the MS Innovation Lab. It’s for a Spanish-Art-History-Service class project (Ms. Orsini, Baker, Glass, and Campbell). They will re-paint it in the spirit and interests Plaza Fiesta. It’s part of a long standing program by Play Me Again Pianos. Pianos can be found all over Atlanta … More PIANO in the Lab!
6th grade students in Ms. Veatch and Ms. Gayanillo’s World Cultures classes came to the lab this week to bring life their Latin America project. Students selected a country, and made a cardboard cut out using Adobe Illustrator and the laser cutter. Then students studied the country, and found a unique feature to put on … More Latin America Project
In 7th grade Human Biology, students study the cells, tissues, and organs that make us who we are, but they also study basic first aid and rescue skills to help others. Ellen LaGrone, the school’s head nurse, asked if we could make arm models for a tourniquet practice session with facilities and security staff on … More Building Models for First Aid/Tourniquet Practice
To celebrate the Day of the Dead, students came to the Innovation Lab. The final display is on the second floor, outside of Ms. Martin’s office.
We’ve gotten a lot of use out of our laser cutter on flat pieces, like Mr. Egan’s flags, the library read-a-thon medals, and various other projects- but what about cylindrical objects? I had procrastinated on my mom’s birthday present when inspiration hit- personalized Yetis! It would be the perfect gift for her newly retired days … More Laser Cutter Accessories: Cylinders!