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  Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Creativity and Design- STEAM Project

By Isabelle Gilet

“Out of this world! Welcome to space”

Cardboard Challenge

Pre-Elementary Students are hard at work and building their cardboard creations furiously.

Inspired by Caine’s Arcade Pre-Elementary students take on the cardboard challenge!  The process began with allowing the students to explore, create and imagine things with cardboard. They observe, play with and manipulate the cardboard, becoming familiar with the material.

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SPACE. This year, in particular, exploring the theme was a big part of the project for us as Space is an unfamiliar place for the students. It is challenging to build something that is not part of the kid’s reality and daily life. The students considered many questions:
What do you need to explore it? Is it possible to see from Earth? Why do people go? How do you get there? What is it? Where is it? What do you wear there? Who gets to go? and Who lives there??

The cardboard challenge is one of many opportunities we give to students to exercise and develop their problem-solving skills. It is a great occasion to collaborate and build a project together. Students follow a process, they observe and analyze, then produce their version of something. What’s more, they use recyclable materials, become more familiar with repurposing objects and get to run with their creativity.

These pictures are a sneak preview of the works in progress!