Our Lady of Lourdes Malverne Holds Invention Convention
Posted on 06/15/2016
The fourth grade students of Our Lady of Lourdes School in Malverne recently held an Invention Convention.
As part of STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math), the fourth grade students were paired into "partnerships." Each group had to design, explain and build a prototype for an invention. All the work was completed during school hours. The students learned about working cooperatively, negotiating, revising, advertising, presenting and more -- all great real world skills. Projects ranged from a machine that could wipe out bad cells in the body like cancer and special glasses that help wearers see kindness in the world to a device that could help dogs communicate their needs and a machine that can help people learn how to dance.
Fourth graders Francesca Racanelli and Matt Klimek invented "The Helpful Dog Talker." The purpose of their invention is to help humans understand what their dogs want from food to a walk.
Our Lady of Lourdes School students Liam Healy and Emma Frohne designed their "X-Cell Cleaner" prototype out of Legos. The purpose of the X-Cell Cleaner is to wipe out bad cells that cause disease in the body. They envision a microscopic airplane entering the blood stream and destroying diseases like cancer.