Up Periscope!

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.

Students Reflect on Making Periscope

Thanks for sharing your shoeboxes, parents!