Alright stop! Collaborate and listen. The Little V’s are back with a brand new invention. Vantaztic Learning has some mad skills on the mic, but even I can’t touch the brilliance that came from these young problem-solvers. Your mind will be blown back to the 90’s to when we thought this track was solid,
as you listen to these clever devils collaborate. See the thought process unfold for yourself as the scientists explain how their prototypes will slow beach erosion.
Some background info for our readers: The kids spent a day to design a blueprint of how their idea would look and created a write up of how it works.
Day two (this day) was focused on creation of their sketch. Next week they will test their project to see if it does in fact work, and if for some reason not, back to the drawing board. For our fourth event day, we’ve invited a couple of professionals from our local community with background knowledge and first hand experience in beach renourishment to visit and listen to the students as they present their ideas, discuss the successes and drawbacks of the pretesting, and share their improvements. Suppose we’ll have to wait to add more until testing and discussion take place, so for now . . . hit the hi-hat. Word to your mother.
We’re back and ready to share what worked and what needed modifications. Our guest shall be here at the end of the month. Enjoy, we’ll back after this paid programming announcement.
2/23/17 Mr. Rudolph, “Rudi”, stopped in to listen to the young minds share their ideas and models to prevent beach erosion. Mr. Rudi works for the Carteret County Shoreline Protection in Emerald Isle, NC. He shared how to combat the erosion issue with the method Carteret County uses, dredging sand onto the beaches. Fun Fact: Sand is classified as sand if it is between 1/16-2 mm in size, any larger and it is mud, and then gravel. Fun Fact: An average of 1 million cubic yards are pumped onto the beach for a given project. Fun Fact: If sand is the erosion problem, then the solution is sand, putting it back to where it belongs. The kids were engaged and developed terrific questions such as, “Would my hurt the environment?”, “How much sand is used to dredge back onto the beach?”, “How do you know when too much erosion is happening?”, and “What is your favorite part of your job?”. Super way to end the week. We are definitely spoiled to have so many resources at our fingertips.