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Tagged With: critical thinking

Catapults /Catapultas

We made some homemade catapults with popsicle sticks and elastic bands. We then attached a plastic spoon and chose some things to «sling»: buttons, marbles, pompoms, dice and some hollow metal balls. The children had already painted some toilet paper rolls and we had glued them together to make a tiered «target». The children experimented … Continue reading »

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Easter Egg Tower / Torre con Huevos de Pascua

I gave the children some lovely colored Easter eggs and some plasticine and asked them to build a tower. I gave them no further intructions except that they would have to work together. I took them a bit to figure out what to do…..but then they began to build! Les di a los alumnos unos … Continue reading »

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Build me a LEGO Bridge / A Construir un Puente

First we made a river, with its means of transport and animal life. Then, the students had to build a bridge to cross it with LEGOs. It had to be big enough to touch «land» on each side and be OVER the water. Many started trying to do it on their own, but soon started … Continue reading »

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