Seoul Campus fifth grader James recounts his experience at the Interactive Museum created by third graders. The museum introduced Seoul Campus students, teachers and parents to the lives of inventors and innovators.
The third graders had an interactive museum. Every third grader had to research and write about a person who had changed the world and made it into a better place. These people included Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, Alexander Graham Bell, Amelia Earhart, Mary Anderson and the Wright Brothers.
The fourth floor was set up so that each classroom showcased a different person from the past. The third graders made maps to show where these people are from, and had background information of them as well. For example, in Steve Jobs’s room there was an iPhone made out of clay, timelines, biographies and videos about the innovator.
In our classroom, four kids could go in at a time. I went with my best friend, Ryan. We first went to see the Wright brothers. They were brothers who created planes. The first plane was made out of balsa wood and paper. They were miniature prototype planes made out of materials from design class, photos of them and etc. There was even a comment sheet that you could write and give credits to kids who had set this up.
In design and science center, 3rd graders made prototype inventions of things that could be in the future such as lego airplane, a light bulb, windshield wipers and more. I looked at everything and gave many credits to third graders.
Now I will give you a glimpse of each person’s life that was introduced.
Thomas Edison was born February 11, 1847, and when he grew up he developed on the filament for the light bulb and invented more things such as phonograph, camera and more
Steve jobs was born February 24, 1955. He is the creator of Apple company.
Alexander Graham Bell was born March 3, 1847. He invented the telephone.
Mary Anderson was born February 19, 1886. She invented windshield wiper. It is ironic since she doesn’t know how to drive.
Amelia Earhart was born July 24, 1897. She is the first female pilot who flew across the Atlantic Ocean. She mysteriously disappeared when she was flying across the Pacific Ocean in 1937.
The Wright Brothers older child was born April 16, 1867 and the younger one was born August 19, 1871. They invented the first airplane. It was made out of balsa wood and paper.
To find out more about these people
- Look up websites or articles that are trustworthy to you
- Buy books and magazines about them.
- Ask an expert.
These are people you can always look up to. They were creative, persistent, and diligent. These are valuable qualities we can learn from them and apply to our lives to make a difference in our world.
Good work grade three and thank you Seoul Campus faculty for sharing pictures of the Interactive Museum!