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Little Pig Design Challenge

on May 24, 2016

This week our kindergarten students were presented with a design challenge.  They needed to choose materials and design a house that the pig could live in safely.  If the big bad wolf (AKA hairdryer) were to come to the house, the building design should be able to withstand 30 seconds of a hair dryer blowing at high speed. We discussed the importance of having a roof, four walls, and a strong foundation. We used a variety of materials including legos, paper, cardboard, foam, aluminum foil, craft sticks, wax paper, wooden rods, plastic cubes, and pipe cleaners.  The houses are almost finished.  Next week we add some finishing touches and test their strength with a hair dryer.  We can’t wait!.

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