HIVE Project – 5th Grade

The 5th grade students have been learning about electronic “guts”! They have taken apart desktop computers, laptops, servers, printers, and telephones. With their safety glasses and gloves secure, they jumped right in and began to disassemble the machines.We discussed the purpose of the components and how they work together to make a machine run. Some of the students had experience using screwdrivers and needle nosed pliers. Those that did not were quick to learn. Righty Tighty…Lefty Loosy! We are using the parts to make a HIVE sign for our STEM room. Judy Thigpen named our room the HIVE because of all the “busy bees” inside. It is true that the students are always working hard on a project and creating amazing things using all aspects of STEM. The 4 letters are 3D and we are filling them with the electronic parts that we salvaged from the machines. Once we have all of them glued, we will be ready to move on to the next phase of the project…stay tuned!