Bill Reed’s 6th graders were again at the center of a week-long Arts Extravaganza. This time, Bill Reed teamed up with local engineering company Keysight in a cross-curricular collaborative project. Keysight had “invented” a computer chip that was able to detect brainwaves and asked Bill Reed’s 6th graders to utilize the design cycle to plan, model, and diagram a product that used the chip, create a marketing plan for it, and “pitch” that plan in a Shark Tankesque fashion. Keysight offered their facilities and professionals to workshop students’ products and kicked in over $500 in prizes. The kids were highly motivated throughout, learning real-life applications of academic skills from a variety of subjects in the process. And who knows? Maybe we’ll be seeing a flood of new brain monitoring inventions in the near future, led, of course, by our Bill Reed students.
Investigating and planning before Keysight field trip:
6th Grade Teams Visit Keysight to pitch product ideas on April 24th & 25th:
Tomorrow, Keysight engineers will interview the finalists for awards at Bill Reed, and their product videos will be viewed in the auditorium.