Sandburg parent, Chris Schreiber from Lockheed Martin, helped Mrs. LeDuc’s class honor National Engineers week. After watching the Shuttle Discovery launch for its final mission on NASA TV online, Schreiber showed the students a model of a shuttle to explain the different pieces, materials used, and some history about the making of a shuttle. Students were also able to see a tile from a previous shuttle and observe some material that was tested by Lockheed Martin for a shuttle.
Students also tested their hands at engineering. Schreiber set up oil spills for the students to hypothesize and come up with a technique to try to clean up the spill. They used a variety of materials and worked together in groups to find the best way to clean up the oil.
T.B said, he already wanted to be an engineer, but this got him more excited about it.
“The shuttle launch was really cool!” J.R.
“It was really fun to experiment with different things and try to contain the oil.” R.D.
“The oil spill activity was fun. This makes me want to be an engineer.” E.S.