While the OPS Library Media Center may be quiet at the moment, our students and staff have been anything but! Over the past month, we've been working together on a series of library assignments that have challenged the students to research ways to help save our oceans, try to break a Guinness "Try This At Home" World Record, and create a "Rube Goldberg Machine" designed to help us accomplish an everyday task, all while social distancing! Phew! Just thinking about it gets us tired, but not our students. They jumped at the chance, and we'd like to share some of their work with you.
RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINES:
The students were tasked with brainstorming a design for a Rube Goldberg Machine using only items they had around the house.
Nolan's "Dog Feeder" Machine
Jacob's "Self-Making Lemonade" Machine
Owen's Dog Treat Machine
Luka's "Ice Cream Maker" Machine
Kathryn & Lea's "Rocket Launcher" Machine
Logan's "Feeding Time" Machine
Kaylin & Emily's "Marble Passing" Machine
Juan's "Toothpaster" Machine
Isabel's "Bell Ringer" Machine
Aarush's "Orange Server"
TRY THIS AT HOME WORLD RECORDS:
The students were asked to describe a Guinness "Try This At Home" World Record they'd like to beat while "sheltering in place" at home. Here are some of their attempts -
Most M&Ms Eaten in 1 Minute Blindfolded Using Chopsticks - Record to Beat = 20 M&Ms
Most Trampoline Seat Drops in 1 Minute - Record to Beat = 59 seat drops
Most Socks Put On One Foot in 30 Seconds - Record to Beat = 28
Highest Jump Indoors - Record to Beat = 7 feet 11.6 inches
SAVE OUR OCEANS POSTERS:
After listening to a read aloud of Kate Messner's book The Brilliant Deep our students were asked to research ways we can work to save the world's oceans. Here are some of the students' posters: