Innovation Lab 2013-2014
“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” ~Thomas Edison
“The essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail.” --Edwin Land
Dear Parents of 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders:
Welcome to the 2013-2014 School Year! In the Innovation Lab (i-Lab), we will provide opportunities for students to focus deeply on our district’s Essential Outcomes while investigating new challenges in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. For example, enrichment teachers will provide direct instruction on how to be “collaborative” while students engage in hands-on experiments, activities, and investigations. Students will apply the design thinking process and their math and science knowledge to various challenges such as building a solar powered car or programming a robotic “pet”.
This year at South, all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will spend one hour per week working in the Innovation Lab during the school day. In addition I will work with students in math and science enrichment.