Innovation Lab Principles:

  • During the 2014-2015 School Year, the Innovation Lab will work with the 4th Graders
  • Kids meet on Tuesdays and Wednesday from 11:45-12:30 (during lunch and recess)
  • 4-6 kids per month (in 2 groups of 3 kids) from November through May
  • Focus on the Steps of the Engineering Design Process
  • Group goal will be to design and 3D print something useful for a school community member

A typical month follows this schedule:

Week 1:

  • Introduction to the course
  • Introduction to the software (Tinkercad)
  • Modify existing designs found online (to learn the software)
  • Placed in groups (expectations laid out)

Week 2:

  • Identify a need
  • Research and Interviews of teachers

Week 3:

  • Develop a solution/Pick best solution
  • Begin Design/Prototype

Week 4:

  • Print and Test the Prototype


Library Designs- November Group, 2014

Future Engineers Contest- December Group, 2014

Ms. Roberts Office Designs- January 2015 (work in progress...)

Music Stand Clip Design- March 2015