Homer 33C Schilling School 4th graders challenged to create candy heart chute

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Homer CCSD 33C

Goodings Grove   Luther J. Schilling   William E. Young   William J. Butler

Hadley Middle   Homer Jr. High

 

Contact: Charla Brautigam, Communications/Public Relations Manager

cbrautigam@homerschools.org | 708-226-7628

 

For Immediate Release:

Feb. 13, 2017

Putting STEM skills to the test

Schilling School 4th graders challenged to create candy heart chute

 

Schilling School fourth-graders are putting their science, technology, engineering and math skills to the test.

While learning about the simple machine: the inclined plane, they were challenged to create a mechanism that would deliver candy hearts from the top floor to the bottom floor of their Candy Heart Company factory.

 

Students were given a paper, tape and a few other materials to work with as well as a time frame in which to work.

 

“They had to test, evaluate, reflect and improve their designs while collaborating with their group members,” said fourth-grade teacher Alisha Neil.

The end product was a paper chute that when placed at just the right incline, would safely and efficiently deliver the candy hearts from one floor to another.

 

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