We just returned from 8 days in MN to see Bob’s mom and other family and friends. We got back Tuesday night and on Wednesday went o J.L. Mann New Tech to talk to two classes of high school students about quadcopters, safe flying, the rules of flying and jobs. There were over 60 kids in the two classes. Bob and I team taught and we had two new volunteers from STEAM Tech Teams there to learn. We thought it went very well.
On Thursday at noon we made our third trip to Slater Marietta Elementary School to work with the computer club and science club. We had about 25 students, probably 5th grade. We split into three groups and the students moved to each group. One was actually flying the small quadcopters, tethered by a string, one group was using the flight simulator and one group learning the rules of flying. Reid also taught them what pitch, roll and yaw mean. He is so good working with the kids. They were very excited and had lots of questions. The 45 minutes really flew by.
Thursday night we went to Carolina International Preparatory School. We were at their annual science event. We went there last year too. This is a small private preschool to 5th grade school. I would say we had about 50 families come. These kids are really little but their parents could figure out what we were showing them. Everyone is still in awe of the 3D printer.
We are still working with a couple schools to make hands and an arm and then in mid May we have the it2PI expo.