For our last meeting, students had to bring in their favorite novel. Their challenge was to build something that represents the novel's character, plot, or setting. There were such a variety of fiction and non-fiction books!
After looking at various chair designs and discussing the pros and cons of their features, teams were given a stuffed bear. They had to design a chair for their bear - one where the bear could sit comfortably and not fall out. The chairs were unique; many had special features such as a TV, remote control, popcorn snacks, etc.
What a fun day it was - a great first meeting!! After developing the Guidelines for the club, we began our first challenge. It was:
Design some type of vehicle to transport our Leap Day frog to the next Leap Year, 2020. Each student was given a plastic frog and LEGO bricks -- WOW, click on the link to the Animoto video and see some of the creations!!