Friday, February 7, 2014

Kindergarten Toy Designers

Today we had the kindergartners build toy vehicles that used magnets as "engines".  Given a cup, a doughnut magnet, popsicle sticks, life savers, straws and tape the kindergartners were challenged to build a vehicle that they could "push" around with a wand magnet.   All the students jumped in with great confidence and glee.  All were successful and had great fun driving their vehicles around the classroom.

I love challenging the students to these types of fun exercises because it gives those students who don't normally construct things a chance to try out a new activity.  And for those students who excel at hands-on activities, it gives them a chance to shine.

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