Students Invent What They Learn

Lifesized Build of a Killer Whale (Orca) by students

Students Invent What They Learn

College students create these whales in class to invent what they were learning in Oceanography.

Submitted byNMOE onSun, 05/29/2022 - 7:44pm
Blue Whale - lifesized model, NMOE
Killer Whale - lifesized model, NMOE
Humpback Whale - lifesized model, NMOE

This is called "Inventucation" (Invent + Education)

Photos:

  • Blue Whale = 110 feet
  • Humpback Whale = 56 feet
  • Killer Whale (Orca) = 30 feet

College students created these whales in class to invent what they were learning in Oceanography.  They took these whales on as projects along with the curriculum to share with area schools. In a One Night showing over 4000 people viewed and explored the interior of the life-size blue whale!

We want to thank Dr. J. Michael Williamson, the creator of WhaleNet, Wheelock College, for his blueprint and design of the humpback whale.

For more information on "Inventucation", click here.

To view the construction process of the blue whale, click here.

 

Photo credits: Paul Tople, et al from the Akron Beacon Journal on Ohio.com

 

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