This week we continued our study of structures. I challenged the students to work in pairs to build bridges using only 2 blocks and a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 white paper. They were not allowed to use tape or glue.
The students investigated and built several different bridges over a 15 - 20 minute time frame. Later they recorded the bridges they designed and what they came to know through this lesson regarding distances between their blocks and thickness of the paper.
I was very pleased with the dispositions the students displayed when their bridges didn't work as planned.