When the students came in we surveyed them to find out what they thought "technology" is? The overall consensus in all the classes was something that uses electricity. We then told them we were going to give each group of 2 a bag of technology. When they opened their lunch bag they found scissors, a tape dispenser, a clothes pin, a paper clip, a flash light, a computer mouse, headphones, ... We then talked about how they work, what they are made of, what we did without them before, and what design considerations had to be made.
My name is Anne Jarriel and I oversee the SteamWorks lab at Gullett Elementary. I'm blogging about what I see and lead in the STEAM lab which is mostly kids just having a great time!
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