Thursday, October 05, 2006

Work Group Names



I would like each work group to please post a comment about what their new names are and how you came up the names. Already, the newly named "Geodesiks" told me that while researching, they found this guy Buckminster Fuller and asked if I had ever heard of him. I replied," Why, Yes I have. He was a famous thinker who designed, among other things, a structure called the geodesic Dome, which looks like a soccer-ball house. They said, "That's it!" With a little tweaking they had a name that they came up from their own research. and were able to talk about how he was and what he did.
It just does not get any better than that as a teacher.
This week, if you finished building a working mission to solve- start solving it! That means, if the mission structure your group was assembling is functioning properly, start designing and building a robot that is able to perform actions to solve the mission. Use your Science Journal entries to guide your building-- you already have sketches and notes about how you think you will be able to solve the mission.
Be the 5th person to tell me the name of the Platonic Solid in the right hand corner for a surprise.

6 comments:

irini said...

my group name is replictaors we thought of that because using atoms and neutrons and all that nano stuff, replicating/cloning is one of the ideas that pops into the head while thinking of nano.

wilson729 said...

I know the shape. Its called a icosehedron.

wilson729 said...

err... icosahedron

Eugene said...
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Eugene said...

My group is working on building a robot that can first do our mission, the stain resistant fabric, but we are also struggling to make it versitile so that it can complete up to 3 or 4 other missions. We have finished the chasais and the idea for an arm attached to the front of the robt, snd a retractable wall that can be used to complete our mission. If this idea is a sucess, then we will have ourselves the winning robot!!!!

Paulina said...

Hey Mr. Wright! Our groups name is Neutrons! We all agreed that this was something that interested us last year.I think you have a very well thought out plan for the next few weeks. I love the way you make us think on our own. Its a big chage from what we usually have.