by, Catie and Anna
As you probably know technology is becoming a more used method of learning at Sinking Springs, and although iPads are helpful sometimes, it’s always nice to do things the old fashioned way. Students in Mrs. Reichard’s 6th grade class were assigned groups to complete a S.T.E.M project on Lunar Phases. Each project was required to clearly show each of the moon phases and how they look from Earth. Each group of students were allowed to be creative with the project, as long as they met the guidelines. So each project was very different. Some of the project materials included Model Magic, string, Oreos, and paint. Some, like Ty’s, used light to demonstrate the moon phases (photo above). Alora, Alem, Noah, and Christian all used technology. Alora and Alem made a very creative video showing the scale of the earth, sun, and moon to help present their project. While Noah and Christian made a Kahoot. Meanwhile, Alyssa made the moon phases out of Oreos and the sun out of Model Magic. Jillian’s group had a hanging model fixed in a cardboard box. Katie’s group had models of the sun, moon, and Earth stuck into styrofoam with skewers. Even though each project was different they all had one thing in common. All of them showed the lunar phases and all of the students had fun being creative while learning.