STEAM projects at Bancroft

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This month we made sguigglebots and it worked very well with these kids.  Vibration motors were a hit with most of the students.  They seemed to enjoy the feel of them and we had good reactions.   The sound was stimulating to them also.  Visually they were less interesting to the students but the staff loved it.  A few more able students picked them up and were fascinated by the spinning propeller on top.

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Patrick was engaged with the contraption without the markers.  Check out that smile!  Next week we move on to moving gizmos with ping pong balls, sticks, and more vibration motors

A Quiet Totem Finale

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This week I put the totem together in the garden.  It’s cold now and the garden is covered in leaves and we can’t take kids outside.  It does look great though.  I put the sections together with landscape adhesive and shimmed it level as I added parts.  I have never never used construction adhesive to join this kind of thing so it will be interesting to see how it holds up.  In the spring it will get grouted between the parts or taken apart if the adhesive fails and mortared together.