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Junkyard Engineering: Creative Problem Solving

In this ongoing class, students will be presented with a weekly engineering problem that they will attempt to solve using only household trash items.
Joseph Soddy
10 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 49 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
45 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
9-14
year olds
3-12
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
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Class Experience

This is a STEM class, and while there will be no formal teaching, students will have to use problem solving skills in order to complete the engineering challenge.
Students likely will not have enough time during the actual class period to finish their construction.  Students should work to complete their project one day before the class begins the following week.  There is no maximum time limit on construction, but the challenge should be able to be completed within an hour.
Household trash/recycling - paper, boxes, plastic battles, etc. Optional supplies - scissors, glue, tape, rubber bands, paper clips
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Each student will be creating their own project out of household trash.  How they build it is up to them, but they may need assistance with any cutting or gluing of materials they are using. 

Teacher

Joseph SoddyLifelong math and science enthusiast
10 total reviews
16 completed classes

About Me

I began my teaching career as a preschool teacher back in 2008, and upon getting my early to middle adolescent license in 2012, I have been teaching for the Appleton Area School District ever since.  After teaching fourth grade for one year, I... 
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