Dunbar Intermediate

Dunbar Intermediate is one of three KCS schools participating in Project Lead The Way (PLTW). PLTW provides a transformative learning experience for students and creates an engaging and hands-on classroom environment. PLTW programs include computer science, engineering, and biomedical science.

Fifth grade students worked it teams on a PLTW activity using VEX IQ Robotics parts to invent a toy. Students had to follow certain criteria and constraints:

  • The toy must have at least one moving part.
  • The teacher determined the amount of time allowed to design, sketch and build the toy.
  • Partners must share the VEX IQ kit with another team. They could not use motors, sensors, remote controls, or robotic brains in the designs.

Students worked together and brought their designs to life. After successfully sharing them with the class, they came to conclusions about how they would change their process if they had another chance.