CREATING A PROSTHETIC HAND by Kristin Leigh Cook, Sarah B.Bush and Richard COX
The STEAM lab is used for "inquiry-based" learning to solve real world problems. -Mr.Smith used NGSS to create a prosthetic hand for a young girl who was born without one.
Relation To Class
What was the article about?-The article was about one teacher who directly used 3D printing technology in a class of fourth graders. What he did was design a prosthetic hand in a STEAM lab. The teacher's name is Mr.Smith. He used the STEAM lab as a safe place for all types of learning abilities.
This relate to class because these people are using design thinking to solve real life problems. They use design thinking by defining the actual problem, then ideate, building a prototype, empathizing the process then actually test whatever they have decided to build to solve a problem. For this article they created a prosthetic hand, which is very unique yet helpful for the young girl in the article. The article used to design thinking almost step by step in order to come up with a process and solve it.
IMPORTANCE AS AN UPCOMING TEACHER
This is important for teachers because you can use this idea of a "STEAM" lab to change the lives of even more people like this teacher did. I can use this as an advantage to help solve issues for various types of people one day. This is important for me as a teacher because I am able to take an innovation and go even beyond what this teacher has accomplished. This article is important to me because I am able to reenforce this same type of ordeal in a classroom of my own one day if I do choose. This is important to me as a teacher because I can really see how other teachers have gone over and beyond what the expectation of the classroom is. I want to be a teacher just like the one I read about but better of course.