By Brittany Moreland, 1st Grade Teacher
This year, in connection with our Genius Hour program, 1st Grade took a field trip to the Beckman Auditorium at CalTech to see a performance of Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends. In Genius Hour, we read the story Rosie Revere, Engineer, by Andrea Beaty, as a jumping off point to discuss the engineering process. We talked about how Rosie was an engineer and how we are similar to her. Students then took inspiration from the story to create their own flying machine using a paper plate, balloon, straw, and tape.