Sunday, February 12, 2017
Valentine's Day STEM
Nothing says, "Valentine's Day" like Lego Catapults! Am I right? The kiddos had so much fun. I think this will become a Valentine's Day tradition in my classroom. The kids were tasked with building a catapult that would launch the candy heart the furthest. I started the activity by showing the students the basics of catapult construction and recommendation of bricks to use for the lever and basket to hold the heart in. I made up some tubs ahead of time that held a variety of rubberbands and the bricks I had used in my demonstration and then I set the kids on their way. They worked in groups of 3 or 4 and that seemed to be the perfect amount. I just loved listening to their conversations as they worked together to problem solve and build with a purpose. Their catapults turned out great.