Today was game changing! Students were able to finally share their cryptography scavenger hunt with their peers! After working for many days to create the patterns, and clues students shared their games and their patterns. Using their knowledge and skills to decode they had time to solve the patterns and locate the items on their hunt. This event was exciting and creative in many ways! All students were winners as everyone shared a scavenger hunt that was challenging and engaging!
Ask your student:
How can you take advantage of patterns in your everyday life?
How can you establish patterns in your everyday life that will help you be successful?
What’s Up with Water? Friday: World Water Day Site
Our future UN representatives successfully completed their “World Water Day” site projects and presented them to their fellow country representatives. Their ideas were great, and seeing them grow as problem-solvers and innovators throughout this week has been amazing! In just one week, they were able to research, develop, and then present plans that could save countless lives and provide our world with more resources than we thought imaginable.
Check out the link to our “World Water Day” page and take a look at some of the wonderful projects the students put together this week!!!
Vital Signs @ McKendree – Friday: Animatronic Extremity
Throughout the week, students have been exploring the realm of artificial prosthetics through the use of their own engineering creativity. Our bold inventors have created their own artificial hands, improving them day by day, and testing them with games and activities. Experiments involved carrying ping-pong balls, and even sign language!
Students have become experts at analyzing design solutions and repeatedly testing them in order to determine the best way to improve the product.
Ask your student:
What is electromyography, and how do modern prosthetics take advantage of it? (voluntary signals that contract muscles, prosthetics can be controlled using remaining nerve endings)
Ask them to show some of the sign language they learned this week!
Dr. Bowden, Guest Speaker at McKendree
Dr. Bowden was our guest speaker on Thursday. He spoke about assessing injuries and determining the need for an x-ray-a great follow up from yesterday‘s lesson on breaks, sprains, and strains. We can’t thank him enough!