Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Let's Create

     Teaching kids how to make something that flies is a direct lead-in for them to be creative.
     That's the way it was at Landmark School when I taught them how to make a Command Missile.  I showed them how to cut, fold,  place the nose cone and fins into the straw, and the importance of using paper clips for weight. Then we went outside to fly them.
      That's only half the story.  With knowledge of having already put one together, new cones, fins, shapes and lengths of their own Command Missiles became a creation.  Some of them actually flew better than the one I taught them. 
        I knew they "owned their creation when they had no fear getting in front of the class and explaining how to put it together.

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