Pictures of the Cooperative form in Grade 2.
Egg Drop Challenge
The first week of school is off to a great start with the Grade 4 class participating in the Egg Drop Challenge! Students were given a box a recyclable materials and asked to build a structure that would protect a raw egg being dropped from 15- 20 feet. Students were put into small groups and given a mentor to help mediate the process. Students not only had to build a structure as a team but also present to the class what they made and why they thought it would work. The students did a great job coming up with some brilliant and insightful designs. Of the five eggs that were dropped three cracked and two survived. This type of activity encourages problem solving and co-operative learning among students.
Tr. Dani would like to send out a big thank you to the Saba University school of Medicine students who kindly volunteered their time.
Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results.” ~ John Dewey, Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education