Our new unit focuses on the character trait of "determination!" We kicked off with a study of bridges and canals and a super fun bridge day!
Here we are at an actual canal to do some exploring.
And of course, always with the camera....can you say "addiction???"
Our super studious bunch....all business, of course.
The kids got into teams and had to design their own bridges, which we then tested to see whose could hold the most weight and what caused it to fail.
I absolutely LOVE to see kids thinking and processing this way. Everyone in this picture is at a different level, but they're all taking valuable insight from the experience that THEY found themselves! They're not only learning something, but they're also learning how to learn and experiment and seek for themselves...So exciting!
I recognize these cross beams from the under side of the bridge above! :)
Human Suspension Bridge
We even got to make our own walkable suspension bridge outside!
Side view....this was really fun!
The kids got to build their own bridge of choice out of a myriad of craft supplies. Luca chose a tressle bridge and decked it out in full on fancy in true Luca form. :)
Brenin chose the arch bridge.