What's Going on in the Lab? Crossing a Chasm!
Are you ready for some rescue challenges? I knew my students would like this because we tried one last year! It was in a series that I called Same Supplies-Two Tasks. (You can read more about that one right HERE.) In that series two groups were given the same supplies, built different things, and then joined the two things together! It was pretty spectacular!
Anyway, I knew kids liked the rescue idea, so we worked on this:
Here's the premise behind this one. The group is hiking and some of them make it across a chasm. They are stranded, however, without food. The other half of the team must devise a way to get food across the chasm. Sounds pretty simple, right?
WRONG! I added a twist to it. Of course. Do you know me?
There is always a twist to make it challenging!
In this one the way the food carrier is transported across the chasm is:
by the WIND! Yep.
So, that's our first (of a trio) of rescue challenges! We loved it. The kids would gather around the testing tables and encourage the devices to go-go-go and then cheer when they did. Believe it or not, one group made a contraption that sailed across in 5.09 seconds!
Join me in two weeks for the next edition of:
It will be about RESCUE OPERATION #2! Also coming soon: Candy Builds Mystery Builds Marble Runs Snowflakes