Friday, April 13, 2012
It's still spring break, so we had a small, but mighty class today.
First, we did sun-printing outside, in the garden.
Then, began the competition! An egg drop. Three teams of three kids, each with the exact same materials. They were charged with building something to protect their raw egg from a drop of 14 feet or so.
Ashley's team created a grave marker (!) for their egg's eminent death!
The kids were left to do whatever they wanted. They gave their eggs names, made team banners, used nearly a roll of scotch tape.
The drop! All the eggs were so well encased in tape and cardboard, none of them broke. But they were buried, nonetheless.
The next round, they could use whatever they wanted, except no scotch tape this time.
The kids LOVED this project, and as you can see, were totally engaged. They worked great as teams!
The drop (I threw them, this time!)
And, an impromptu graveyard for the eggs was created. Again, totally the kid's idea.