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Norwood Elementary School Introduces: Kid Inventors Club!

Dear 3rd Grade Parents, The Inventors Club was created to enhance students critical thinking skills and creativity. Students will use the Engineering Design Process to solve real-world problems. The club will meet on Friday mornings from 7:15- 8:15 a.m. in room 14. The club will run for 8 weeks. It is the responsibility of the parent to transport their child to school every Friday morning. Students will not be allowed to enter the building before 7:15 a.m. The chart on the back page provides information on the meeting dates and sample lessons for each session. There are only 10 slots available and will be given to the first 10 students who return their permission slip. Sincerely, Mrs. Heather Swinder hswinder@bcps.org Grade 3

Meeting Dates Meeting 1: Friday, January 24th

Meeting 2: Friday, January 31st

Meeting 3: Friday, February 7th Meeting 4: Friday, February 14th Meeting 5: Friday, February 21st Meeting 6: Friday, February 28th Meeting 7: Friday, March 7th Meeting 8: Friday, March 14

Instructional Outcome/Sample Lesson Introduction: Students will be introduced to the Engineering Design Process in order to implement the process when solving realworld problems. Step 1: Students will ask questions in order to identify a real-world problem that affects students their age. Step 2: Students will identify a real-world problem and imagine how to solve it. Students will conduct research in order to gain knowledge on how to create or improve a solution to a problem. Step 3: Students will plan how to solve a real-world problem by using 3-D technology to design a solution. Step 3: Students will plan how to solve a real-world problem by using 3-D technology to design a solution. Step 4: Students will create a solution to a real-world problem using recycled materials and/or a 3-D printer. Step 4: Students will create a solution to a real-world problem using recycled materials and/or a 3-D printer. Step 5: Students will improve their solution by revisiting the prior steps of the Engineering Design Process. Closing: Students will celebrate their hard work and dedication by sharing their solution with the group and visitors.

Cut out and return to school by Wednesday January 22nd

My child _____________________________________ has permission to join the Kid Inventors Club. I acknowledge that I am responsible for transporting my child to school each Friday by 7:15 a.m.

My child ____________________________________ does not have permission to join the Kid Inventors Club.

Parent/Guardian Signature X____________________________________________