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Got Grit Contest Winners

by Peter 27. January 2020 10:02

 

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Engineering Energy

It takes Grit to go from prototype to final design. Zion, David and Jeremiah were challenged to create a working launcher that used mixed forms of potential and kinetic energy. Overcoming a mountain of broken rubber bands, bent cardboard, cut wire and splintered wood, the team developed a functioning model that met all the assigned goals. Congratulations, winners of the Got Grit Contest!

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Inventing an Arcade Game

by Peter 6. January 2020 01:48

 

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The Design Process

Got Grit Contest winners, Ethan and Henry invented a vintage arcade game. They quickly found that their CAD drawing was more challenging to create than had been anticipated. Paddles had to be modified, the launcher had to be reinforced, the ball became trapped, leftover materials had to be resourced. The engineering team demonstrated GRIT by overcoming the obstacles and creating a working prototype.:

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Stacy Latham - Winner of Got Grit? Contest

by Peter 6. November 2019 10:10

 

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Above and Beyond Teaching

We are recognizing Stacy Latham for her demonstration of Grit in the classroom. View Full Got Grit? Winner Announcement

Stacy demonstrated Grit through an impressive history of remarkable lab improvements; lobbying for funds to get a new module, creating her own modules when funds weren’t available, and customizing the curriculum with her own how-to videos. Her attention to detail and focus on improvements - day after day, year after year - has led to a truly impressive lab experience. Students have clearly defined expectations and her lab management keeps students on task. 

Congratulations Stacy and keep up the great work!

You can check out a couple resources Stacy has developed to improve the management of her STEM Lab below:

Testing the pH of Water Samples Video
Rotation Grade Sheet

 

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Got Grit? Contest Winner - Little Free Library

by Peter 15. May 2019 08:36

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Got Grit? Tyler Wadsworth Does.

Got Grit Contest Winner - April. Tyler Wadsworth was challenged by elementary school teachers to engineer a Little Free Library to allow easy access for children to borrow books. He utilized techniques learned from the BuildingSkills curriculum, with Jerry Phillips, STEM & Construction Skills Instructor at Clyde High School. He demonstrated GRIT by overcoming many challenges while creating the waterproof structure.

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Got Grit? Contest Winners Engineer Compass/Sundial

by Peter 30. April 2019 10:01

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Jacob and Jordan demonstrated that they've Got Grit

Got Grit? Contest winners, Jacob and Jordan, designed and fabricated a custom compass/sundial apparatus, with instructor, Martin Bryant, at Southern Lee High School. The engineering team was required to build at a specific 43.75º angle to match the sun’s shadow at North Carolina’s latitude. They displayed GRIT by overcoming 3D printing complications, friction and broken magnets. They also created a unique method for magnetizing the compass needle.

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