Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Fourth Grade Thoughts

Here's what some fourth graders are thinking about Design Center:

I like the design center because we get build and design things. - Nadya

I like Design Center because you can be creative and use your imagination. - Justice

What I like most about design center is we get to create stuff like cereal box commercials and make bird houses. - Jaida

What I enjoy most about computer lab and design center at NSE is that we build companies with products. - Christopher

The thing that l like about dc and computer is that dc lets us be creative when we make any project. - Sahil

The most thing that I enjoy about design center is that we have our own companies and we make all sorts of stuff. - Maika

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Blue Prints

I like when we made the blue prints of the bird houses. - author unknown (Mrs. Caldwell's class)


I like the Design Center because I like engineering. - Caleb (Mrs. Caldwell's class)

Making "Stuff"

I like the Design Center because we make stuff and I like making stuff. - Gemma (Mrs. Caldwell's class).

Engineer Girl

I came across this organization called Engineer Girl at http://www.engineergirl.org/.  There is an essay contest that girls in grades 3-5 can enter at http://www.engineergirl.org/10209.aspx.  I encourage our 3-5 girls and boys to enter an essay.  We look forward to your essay as well as possible winners.


Imagine yourself as an engineer working on a promising new technology. You may want to consider some of the technologies currently being developed to address one of Engineering’s Grand Challenges.
Write an essay briefly describing the technology and what improvements you think it can provide in at least one of the four main areas of engineering responsibility:
  • Safety
  • Health
  • Well-being, and
  • Environmental sustainability
Discuss any challenges to safety, health, well-being, and sustainability that this technology might present, and describe what you, as an engineer, would do or consider to be sure that your responsibilities are fully addressed. 
Submit your essay by February 1, 2016 at 6:00 pm EST. We want to hear from you!

Bird House on Display


First grade Design Center bird houses are on display in the front office. Check them out when you get a chance. 

Middle School Programs

The Design Center @ NSE promotes other RSD2 middle school programs similar to STEMS and the Design Center. We feel that it is important for us to expose our students to what is in their future. We plan on visiting Inc. at Kelly Mill Middle School soon as well as some of the high school programs like iRED, Explorations, The Inistitute for Health and Sciences, etc... The more knowlegable we are about these programs as educators, the better we can prepare our elementary students. - Dr. H.