Students taking the Spying and Surveillance Course got the chance to fly a drone around the quad! They learned how to maneuver the drone in the air and take photos using a remote control.
In today's Logic + Riddles Course, students decorated their group's treasure chest, the final reward for the scavenger hunt the two teams have been creating. Students walked around campus in the second half of the class to scout out locations to hide their clues and treasure chest.
Students taking the Criminal Investigation + Prosecution Course this week will learn about the criminal justice system from multiple perspectives. Today, students analyzed fingerprints and hair follicles under microscopes as they eliminate suspects in their ongoing investigation simulation.
In this course, students explore the magic behind technology by using tools and gadgets to get hands-on programming experience. Today, each student constructed a bird out of Legos that could be connected to software on their computer. Here, students programmed various sounds, like wings flapping, or a bird chirp, to be triggered when the lego bird's wings or head are moved.
Students in this workshop combine science and art to construct their own bridge models, applying the principles of physics to bring their designs to life using a variety of materials before testing the strength of their completed bridges.
Students in today's weekend workshop, The Art of Espionage, tested their best spy skills and learned about cryptography. Using a decoding device, students translated a secret message and wrote their own once they understood the code language.
As we near the end of Week One, courses and electives met for the final time to put finishing touches on their projects and present their work to peers and staff. A few highlights were Cupcake Decorating presenting their final cupcakes to a panel of judges, Criminal Investigation and Prosecution holding court in a murder case simulation, and the Maker Space group presenting their handiwork and creative processes at the Maker Faire.
Visual Arts students take advantage of as many resources and supplies as possible to create a wide variety of visual arts pieces in the Wheaton College art studios. Today, students worked on their perspective drawings and assembled portfolios to safely store their creations.
In the Model UN course, students represent countries and collaborate with one another to devise solutions for real world challenges. Students research their country and relevant issues pertaining to it so that they can understand and act in their countries best interest.
Students in the Casino Math Elective learn the tricks of the trade behind a game of cards. Using probability and mathematical patterns to better understand casino games, students in today's class continued to work on their own game creations. The only rule being that, like in blackjack, the students' games must advantage the dealer.