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!
Students in Mrs. Finlayson’s theater class are making outfits for the stage! Each girl selected their music/performance icon, then drafted how to build one of their famous costumes out of duct tape and recycled materials. They have a few more days in the lab, but their progress has been fabulous.
Students in Mr. Egan’s US history class explored the question, “What does it mean to be American?” Using this prompt, students studied the current American flag and the meaning behind its different symbols, then considered what a new flag could look like. Working in teams of two, students took apart wood pallets and put them … More What Does It Mean to be American?