We had a special delivery on our return to school after Winter Break. One of our very talented teachers, in his spare time, makes model train sets. This particular train set he made took about 18 months and has inspirations from popular movies and books. By refurbishing recycled materials and some 3-D printing, Mr. Garret is able to create this marvelous work.
Mr. Garret talks to the students about skills they are learning now in design class and how critical thinking and problem solving are used to construct. He encourages the students to pursue things that they are passionate about and discusses how reading many fantasy and sci-fi books gave him the idea for this model.
So, pick up a book… read… and get taken on a new adventure. Who knows where it will lead you in the future.