How does a thermometer work? A group of 7th graders discuss their ideas.
Nearby, a student named Ferdinand is modifying a swallow so the bird can survive in the video-game fantasy world he’s designed on the computer. “I’m giving it spiked feathers,” he says with a grin. “My world has insane predators.”
Some students are working in pairs. Others are on their Chromebooks. The classroom is abuzz with activity.