The collaborative challenge: use a shoebox, mirrors and tape to create a periscope. I really enjoyed watching the process as it went from blueprints to finished products. We talked a lot about the importance of persistence and a ‘plan B’. Positive thinking and a not-giving-up-yet mindset made for a fun afternoon.
Students were also challenged to document the entire process and be ready to reflect on successes with the shadow puppet iPad app. Key question: how could you improve it for next time? Good thinkers know there’s always room for improvement.
Thanks for sharing your shoeboxes, parents!