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Innovation Center

Innovation Center


We are continuing to add innovation stations to our media center for students in grades K-8. The newest additions are three sets of LEGO WeDo 2.0. These are LEGO sets that can be programed, using coding, by utilizing a Bluetooth connection between the WeDo 2.0 Smarthub and the student's Chromebook. Take a look at the video below in which Brayden Fuller and Carter Baumert have built and programed "Milo" to drive forward until his proximity sensor notices an object, and then he stops. 



Marble Run 10-second Challenge

The marble run is a popular station in our media center. A new challenge has been added to the marble run. Students need to build a marble run that lasts for 10 seconds or longer. It is harder than it sounds to accomplish in one class period. Groups that achieve this challenge are being recognized as Marble Run 10-second Challenge Champions. Below are some videos and pictures of the groups that have conquered this challenge.

Zach Lockhart, Noah Smith, and Austin Wade (17 seconds)
Marble Run 10-second Challenge

Braylen Moreno, Aiden Lichty, and Kayden Winslow (17 seconds)
Marble run 1-second Challenge

Allison Carnes, Eden Shuherk, and Gracie Stoller (15 seconds)

10-second Challenge

Austin Zuber, Karsen Donat, and Teeghun Marlin (13 seconds and 10 seconds)
Marble Run 10-second Challenge




Brynn Reinhart, Allie Ratliff, and Madie Schneider (12 seconds)     
Marble Run 10-second Challenge

Hunter Sproles, Stephon Walker, and Chase Clark (11 seconds)
Marble Run 10-second Challenge

Marcello Cruz, Zaine McMichael, and Dylan Hahn (10 seconds)
Marble Run 10-second Challenge

Franco Rivera and Braxton Peters (9 seconds; close enough for 2nd graders)
10-second marble run challenge



Activities in the Innovation Center continue to move forward as more stations are being added, and more students are becoming involved. Kindergarten and first grade students are now utilizing some of the more age appropriate stations such as LEGOs, art/origami, toy magnetic building kits, and a space building set (think space-themed Tinker Toys). In addition, middle school students that have classes in the media center were recently given the opportunity to participate in all of the stations that grades 2-5 have been using all year. A new station available to all age groups are augmented reality books. These are books that use iPads and apps to make books come to life. Students can scan codes in different books and see things such as dinosaurs and other predators walk across the room, see planets rotating in their orbits, see a model of the human brain, observe how robots are made and operate, watch a tornado hover over their desk, and many other exciting things related to the books. The students have been extremely engaged in these books, as well as the other stations, and cannot wait to return to the Innovation Center to become engaged in a different station.  



New, to the media center this year, are Innovation Center stations for elementary students in grades 2-5. What is an Innovation Center, and what are Innovation Center stations? Click on the following link for answers to these questions, as well as an explanation of the progress so far, and the plans for the future. 

Innovation Center Description

Click through the photo gallery to the right to see some pictures of the students engaged in the different Innovation Center stations.




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