Kindergartners all agreed that our paper bag houses were a flop against the wind. So we've decided to use a new material and a new way of putting those materials together!
One of our targets in our new house designs will be following patterns. We're going to see how a pattern can keep our houses strong and stable. We first started practicing our patterns with Lincoln Logs and then with pipe cleaners.
Our next steps involving using popsicle sticks.
Mrs. Brinza: "Why would popsicle sticks be a good idea for our houses?
Students: "Because wood is really strong, Mrs. Brinza!!!"
Mrs. Brinza: "But how can we really be sure that it's strong?"
Students: "Do the wind test again!"