5th Graders Invent Animatronic Props

Stern Center 5th graders were challenged to invent an animatronic prop inspired by their favorite book or movie. They began by exploring how an electrical circuit works. Then, using littleBits and common materials and tools to make their idea come to life, they applied their understanding and created their animatronic prop. Students designed a Mini Mouse that chants Torah, a spinning character from It’s a Small World, Jaws with an opening jaw, BB8 from Star Wars, R2D2, and a rollercoaster.

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Forman Center

Kindergarten - Grade 5  •  7601 Old York Road, Melrose Park, PA 19027  •  215-635-3130

Stern Center

Junior Kindergarten - Grade 5 and Administrative Offices  •  49 Haverford, Road, Wynnewood, PA 19096  •  610-658-2518