Chicken Coops, Our Next Challenge!

Chicken coops are our next challenge. Yes, I said chicken coops! For our next project in MSEL Engineering class, we will build coops working...

First Field Trip of the Year!

After a rather successful and exciting outcome with the wooden spoons, Ms. Oropallo introduced to us to a new project: chicken coops. Already comfortable...

Class of 2016 Demonstrates Tool Use Through Interpretive Dance- They Nailed...

The MSEL Engineering Class of 2016 demonstrates tool use through interpretive dance. They nailed it! ;)

Spoons, the wonderful outcome!

Sure the tools were a bit intimidating at first, and we did have a ton, and I mean a ton of help from our awesome teacher Ms. Oropallo, but as we come to a close from the spoon business, everyone's spoons are just spectacular.

There’s More to MarinSEL Engineering Than Meets the Eye

"This class is my favorite because there's lots of hands-on projects." Said one of the eighth grade shadows when asked which MarinSEL class he...

Spoons

Engineering was a terrifying idea. When I first walked into the doors and saw all of the tools and the wood and the finished projects of...

Ms. Oropallo Agreed to Take on Another MSEL Class?

Is it possible to hush a class of kids who all know each-other? "No matter how randomly I group you up, you all chat...

VIDEO: MSEL Engineering Class of 2015

Come step inside the MSEL Engineering classroom, and see the students excel in project-based learning! Check out the MSEL ENGINEERING BLOG to see more!

Marin SEL Engineering Student Rap

Track: Marin SEL Engineering By: Mael ft. J tooms Album: MSEL'ers, We out here

Some Oropallo Advice…

Dear MSEL Engineers, This year has been exciting, fun, challenging, frustrating, hard, easy, and educational all at the same time. It was my first time teaching...

Once Upon A Time..

Once upon a time, in the green rolling hills of the land of Marin County, there was a clan of young MSELers at Terra...

Robot Arm Progress

It’s the second week of our robot arm project and everyone’s building. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this project, in pairs,...

Year’s End

As we enter the last 5 weeks of our wondrous year, a lot of feelings come to mind. Good feelings, bad feelings and worst...

AP testing got us…But robots!!!!!

WHO THOUGHT OF THIS??? AP testing? Whaaaaaa? This week has been an overly stressful week for many of us. With the majority taking an AP...

Field Trip to Mendocino Redwood Company

A couple of months ago the lovely lady named Deanne Clough responded to the our Engineering’s class need for materials. She owns Clough Construction...

ROP Construction Technology Class for Marin Students

After countless hours of school and projects and homework, a week long break was well deserved. I hope everyone had at least one day...

Try new things…

The banging of the hammers seems to have no end as nail after nail is pounded into the wood. The saw is off an...

Some Projects…

This past week has been a busy one for us MSEL students. Some of you lovely readers might have already caught a word or...

The Four Components of Engineering

Google defines engineering as “the branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures”, but it...

The MarinSEL Business Leaders Breakfast

I arrived at the Embassy Suites at 7:00 am on March 12, 2014. There were many well-dressed adults and MSEL students walking around the...