This week adults and kids participated in a marshmallow challenge in Elfrida. This creativity exercise has been done nationwide with school children, as well as Fortune 500 business executives. The challenge is to make a self-supported tower that is as tall as possible using the following supplied materials: 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, Read more about Marshmallow Challenge in Elfrida[…]
On March 27, local grade K-4 students gathered at the Portal Library for a Maker Day. We started with a challenge to design and build a structure using toothpicks and mini-marshmallows. After that students made their own books. Topics included spring, the seasons, weather, and cooking. Students’ favorite activity was the photo challenges and digital photography. Below Read more about Kids Maker Day[…]
On March 9, we conducted a Maker Day with Animas Public School students in grades K-5. The morning was spent with grade K-2 students. We began with a new marshmallow construction challenge. This one would involve small groups building towers with mini-marshmallows and toothpicks. Before beginning, we talked about the design process and how real-world Read more about Marshmallow design challenge[…]
On December 8, 2016, 30 grade K-2 students at the Animas Schools participated in a marshmallow challenge. Eight teams took part, and seven of them had a standing tower at the end!
On Sat., October 22, 2016, we had a marshmallow challenge at the Portal Library. The challenge is to make a self-supported tower that is as tall as possible with the following rules: You can use the following supplied materials: 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string, and one marshmallow. The spaghetti, Read more about Towers with marshmallows[…]