We started the day with blind sketching where you can't look at the paper while you are drawing. We then learned some new vocabulary words and went on a walk to sketch examples of them.
Toothpick and Gumdrop Structures
The students were divided into teams and were challenged to build the highest structure using toothpicks and gum balls. All the teams figured out that triangular cross bracing made a big difference.
Our last activity of the day was to design, develop construction documents and build a device that would protect a egg from breaking when dropped from a second story balcony. The design materials were limited to 1 piece of paper, 3 rubber bands, 4 toothpicks, and glue. We had 3 eggs that didn't break!