Todd Elementary School students participated in a virtual Maker Day and selected from a variety of fun challenges while stretching their imaginations and channeling their inner inventor.
The event, organized by librarian Tara Phethean and art teacher Paul Villanueva, included challenges involving multidisciplinary activities, especially science. Students completed the challenges at home.
“It connects to different curriculums in a fun way,” said Ms. Phethean. “Students considered the strength and flexibility of materials, the trajectory of motion, and so much more doing challenges like the Hole-in-One Maze and the 1980’s Shoelace Design,” she explained.
“Todd students were so engaged in a change-up to remote learning rigor during our Maker Day!” said Ms. Phethean. “They had great fun making! Maker is all about how we can create, invent, build, explore, challenge ourselves and expand our imaginations!” she concluded.
Strongest Bridge challenge:
Here is the list of the activities the students selected from:
Build the Strongest Bridge
Greek Column Challenge
1980’s Shoelace Designs Challenge
Build the Tallest “Two" Challenge
Knot Tying Practice Challenge
Build A Fort
Blow Painting with Straws
Cardboard Box Totem Poles