Gifted & Talented
GATE at Glen Taylor
A Glance at February
3rd grade GATE
This month third graders will continue their 3D printing unit. Kiddos will learn the history of 3D printing, current innovations, and finally discover what the future holds for 3D printing. Next, third graders will learn how to design and print their own 3D images using Tinkercad. Kiddos can expect to print and keep 4-7 pieces during this unit to take home.
4th grade GATE
Fourth graders are currently working on their space unit. Students will complete two research projects about constellations and planets to gain the necessary background knowledge to be presenters inside the Digitalis Simulator. The Digitalis Simulator is an interactive 3D planetarium that transports viewers across the universe.
5th grade GATE
This month fifth graders will working on their advanced 3d printing unit. Kiddos will create tabletop pinball game that includes 3D printed obstacles and has a clear theme and story. At the end of the project, we will host a "Pinball Extravaganza Day" for parents and other GT classes. More information to come!
Just for Kids
EV3 Computer Programming
These well made step-by-step instruction videos will help guide students as they learn to program Lego EV3 robots.
These EV3 video tutorials are designed to teach students the basics of using the Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots. There are 19 challenges in total!
ProProfs Brain Games
This site has a number of enriching games that provide great recreation options for gifted and talented students. The range of games on this site include puzzles, logic games, suduko, word games, and brain teasers.
If you are looking for something fun for students to do, check out the games at the American Mensa website. It offers fun and challenging games that are updated either daily or on a weekly basis. Kids can also play previous games as well.
The Science Explorer
This is a great website that offers easy and fun science experiments for students to do at home. They have everything from creating lightening to growing crystals.
Amusement Park Kids
If your child loves roller coasters then check out Amusement Park Physics. Students will have fun learning the physics behind roller coasters and applying what they have learned by creating their own coaster.
GATE Articles and Resources
Follow these steps to sign into Tinkercad:
Your nickname is name3dclub (ie. christy3dclub)
Check out The Tinkercad Shape Generator Catalog
Complete each of the projects below in the order they appear.
Follow these steps to save your completed projects to be printed.
Click the carrot (^) and choose "Show in Folder"
Change the name of your design to "Name - Object" (ie. Christy - Button)
Drag the the document to the "D:" drive
Double check that the file has been transferred.