In March our grade 8 students at Muir Lake put their heads together to produce some amazing Rube-Goldberg projects. Laura, Serenity and Tyler all worked hard to apply the concepts they had learned about simple machines to produce a complex machine that performed a specific end task. They collaborated diligently for several weeks, brainstorming, problem solving and getting creative. Throughout the project, they also gained some insight into the value of planning, teamwork and trial and error. By the end, they proudly presented their projects to each other as well as the grade 7s and 4s. Although not every machine worked, it is evident that these students invested a great deal of time and effort into making the best possible project, demonstrating that the process of learning is just as important as the final result.
Laura, Serenity and Tyler are grade 8 students at Muir Lake School just outside of Stony Plain. Laura and Serenity participate in cheer and Tyler enjoys track and field and partcipated in the 400m, 1500m and discus. They will be attending grade 9 next year.