Students at Edward J. Russell Elementary School are gearing up for their art show and science celebration on May 16. Fifth graders are working in groups on their science projects, designing and creating a vehicle using recycled materials, and programming Sphero, a robot, that will drive that vehicle.
Each member of the group had their designated job. They designed their vehicle using materials they felt would move well. They made sure the Sphero computer ball would fit properly and move freely, taking the vehicle with it when put together! They did the artwork on the vehicle. And they programmed Sphero so it would go from its starting point to its ending point, around the bookcases in the library, turning at the end of each row.
The students collaborated, took their notes, made their observations, discussed how to make things better. The moment of truth came when they put their vehicles on their Sphero. What excitement they had when their vehicles moved down the hallway, powered by Sphero and their very own programming skills!
This is an project you don’t want to miss at the science celebration! Have a look!