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Mrs. Booth
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 30 donors
  • $0 still needed

Industrious Innovations

My students need a K'Nex simple machine building set to connect the innovation of the Industrial Revolution to their curriculum and inspire innovation for today and the future.

My Students

"Do they really call that technology?" That's how the students feel about the inventions of the industrial revolution. A simple machine building set will show them why in a fun and modern way.

A diverse group of students pass through my classroom door each day.

While numbers on spreadsheets and standardized test scores may reflect a quite comparable population, they truly are individually unique. These children are labeled as gifted/advanced with an abundance of acronyms attached to many. To me they're fun, inquisitive, energetic, demanding and our future. As part of a Choice Program within the Florida School District, my students move through five core classes as a cohort. their academic curriculum revolves around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) with a Robotics theme. These five classes integrate the curriculum so our students are exposed to the roles math and science play in the world around them. Because of these students' thirst for challenge and expectations of experiencing the science and math in the world around them, this unit on the Industrial Revolution is idea.

My Project

Imagine students gaining an understanding the Industrial Revolution with K’Nex. In small groups, students are challenged to construct a factory using simple machines and a 12V motor. After compromising on a product their factory will produce, students will be fully engaged in the design and construction of their factory. They make connections to the past, today and to the future. Not only can they see how the simple science revolutionized America but they can understand how new science and technology is created to change our world today. This project is meant to teach about our history while inspiring children to be the inventors and innovators of our future.

Through this project, students will be challenged, be active learners through a hands-on approach, and have a better understanding of our history and how history has shaped the world we live in today.

With rigorous and interactive learning, students are more likely to enroll in advanced courses in high school. By integrating the science and math associated with this project,students begin to understand the role STEM plays in the world around them. They're more likely to pursue a career in STEM

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K NEX Simple Machines Deluxe • Nasco $299.95 1 $299.95

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This project will reach 35 students.

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