Thursday, April 13, 2017

Woodstock Bridge Building Team Takes Second Place Again at the Vermont Technical College Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

Talking to the judges

getting our suspension bridge weighed

our two bridges - suspension and solid truss designs

Second Place!

Our suspension bridge took a 256 lb load, and our solid truss took 159 lbs.  We were surprised by the results. We predicted the opposite.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Engineering Club Creates and Constructs for the School Community

our newest design, the rocking stool
students made racks and shelve systems
we use these stools for students to sit on during instruction time.
stool kit.

Friday, April 7, 2017

First Grade Makes Wooden Boats

First graders learned to design and construct boats using wood pieces of a variety of shapes and sizes to create boats with glued on components.

Mentor Teaching a Fourth Grade Student to Carve

Thanks to Sherman Kent for sharing his time and his skills!

Second Graders Make Wooden Cars (Materials Study)

In this project, Second Graders learn to drill, saw, hammer, and sand. This project does not use nails, but instead uses glued "rub joints" to add the seats and other elements to the chassis.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

First Grade Students Come To The STEM Lab for Tinkertime

Using STEM Stix-N-Bitz, they built a Ferris Wheel and a "robot."  We 3D printed the seats for the Ferris Wheel.