We're celebrating all week by wearing polka dots, reading Peter H. Reynolds book, The Dot, and
doing dot related activities in STEM and library. When we're done, we'll have a wall of dots in the East building, know where to locate biographies in the library and learn about how some famous people made their marks, write about dots, and make our dots 3D!
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Rube Goldberg's Professor Butts and the Self-Operating Napkin (1931)
The intermediate grades used National Kid Inventors Day, January 17th, as a jumping off point to talk about the process of inventing, inventions that have changed our world, and the physics of simple machines, gravity and other physics principles. (Trivia fact: Physics is Mrs. Kovacic's favorite science.) We then learned about a man who developed very complex machines to accomplish simple tasks: Rube Goldberg. See the links below for a news story about Rube and the contest his family foundation continues as well as a great example of a music video that features a Rube Goldberg machine.