The Discovery Museum's "Try It Truck," an engineering lab on wheels, is here at MTS for its second week. The truck introduces students to the engineering design process and encourages them to experiment and try new ideas.
Last week, K-2 had fun testing out their designs on a laser cutter, hammering nails into wood, and dismantling computer hardware. They also designed and created nests for hummingbirds and shelters for bats.
This week, grades 3 and 4 are discussing the environmental challenges associated with all the plastic that ends up in our oceans and are working on devising creative ways to remove the plastic using the engineering design process.
We're very excited to have the truck here, and the students' enthusiasm has been palpable!
Click here for more highlights from the first week posted in our MTS Too blog.