While learning about a CELL and then comparing to the system of a rubrics cube, this student was inspired by ribosomes “Improving the Rubrics Cube.”
Want a safer padlock? Want to still be able to open your lock if you lost your key? These questions led this student to designing innovative solutions for her lock!
A student explores the parts of a cell and that leads him to idea to improve his Iphone charging capabilities. Mitochondria + Spinner + Kinetic energy = COOL IDEA !
These students used their understandings gained from learning about a CELL as a system to improve the design and or functioning of systems they chose to explore and compare to a cell.
This student thought about an invention that could track jump heights in a trampoline. She was inspired by what she learned about a CELL in science class.
Rather than just learn about a cell and then pass a test, students were given the opportunity to learn about the CELL as a system and then compare it to a system of their choosing. They were able to use their knowledge of a cell to improve the functioning of their system. “Innovative solution to improve the IPAD!”
These grade 6 students had an opportunity to learn about integers by “Students learning to invest in Math class!”
This grade 6 student was learning about the various organelles of a cell, when he came across the mitochondria and was inspired “Using knowledge from a CELL to improve a laptop”
This student was inspired by the simplicity of the CELL as a system and chose to try and reduce the complexity of a prosthetic arm system. He is designing affordable and easy to make prosthetic arms out of cardboard and plastic syringes!
This Grade 6 student is trying to use the structure of the cell membrane and cellulose to try and find a solution to the “pop off” problem in the Rubrics Cube.
These students are learning about integers and how to explain their thinking using number lines. Here is their work and more importantly, how they feel about their work.
I felt like this problem was simple to draw and I liked how I labeled my work. Thank you for teaching me and making me improve.