The students of Washington Middle School went to work.
They put down the pencils and paper and used their hands and tools instead.
For “Steam” Day, each homeroom had a challenge, and they put their constructive skills to the test.
“This is the combination to a unit called Kinetic Kunundrum where our students have been learning about kinetic energy, simple machines complex machines and such,” said Principal, Jody Vines.
“We’re spending all day with the same kids in one classroom, and they work on those various projects and then we compete,” Chelsey Turner, Library Media Specialist said.
But, there is one that got the most attention.
The biggest project is the Rube Goldberg Machine, and what they’re doing with it is an ever bigger surprise.
“It’s kind of like a mouse trap like where something happens, and it causes something else to happen,” Turner said.
“The ultimate goal is to drop an egg on their teacher’s head,” said Vines.
No matter what the task was, turning trash into treasure, building a wheelchair ramp or making a board game, some say that it is as simple as putting your mind to the test.
“You just have to use your brain to think of stuff,” Student, Connor Stinson said.
The ultimate goal, an unconventional class that could have a lasting impact.
“I want to know what it will look like in the end when we finish it,” said Deandre Bluford, Student.