They say “necessity is the mother of invention.” And this week Indian Lake sixth graders needed to come up with a great idea for their “Thing-A-Ma-Jig” assignments. Students presented their projects to their peers in science teachers Christina Fullerton and Chris Anders’ classrooms. The goal of the annual assignment is to think of ways to make everyday tasks easier by inventing a solution. Students then present a prototype of their “thing-a-ma-jig” and explain its uses. Fullerton said she is pleased with this year’s creative ideas, “The students really looked deep into their lives to make every day easier.”
Projects included an invention to keep the shavings dry in a chicken pen, a GPS walking cane for the blind and a hand warmer that allows you to see your phone from inside. The assignment satisfies several state curriculum standards for 6th grade.
Submitted by the Indian Lake school district.