Inventor’s Day at RCK
Creative students in Nancy Kane's fifth-grade classroom at Ruth C. Kinney Elementary celebrated "Inventor's Day" on March 8 as a culmination of a three-part project.
Each student first read a biography about an inventor and completed a research paper about the inventor's life.
Integrating technology into the project, the students then produced a PowerPoint presentation about the most famous invention created by their chosen inventor.
Lastly, the students expanded their problem-solving skills by creating an invention to solve everyday problems, utilizing common household items to construct their projects. Some of these memorable inventions included a calculator/iPod holder, a pencil/highlighter to help students mark their papers more efficiently, and a pencil-and-water-bottle apparatus to help students retrieve these items when they fall off their desks.