|Creating animal dens.|
|The middle schooler's structure.|
The middle schooler could not help joining in when she saw the first grader starting his structure.
|Building a structure with tooth picks and marshmallows.|
The initial challenge was to create animal dens from the supplies given. Once that was completed, I upped the ante by challenging my students to create the tallest, free standing structure possible. It needed to be sound enough to maintain it's height with out falling over.
It's more challenging then it sounds. They enjoyed this and it covered all STEM areas: science, technology, engineering and math. Supposedly, right? haha. They definitely experienced and learned about the force of gravity.