Can I Do More in a Team?
Together the students form a centipede that must move in a coordinated way.
Source of the picture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNSS8D5mNYM
Talk with the students about their experience of collaboration when they played “centipede”.
- Why was your “centipede” able to move?
- What was the most difficult thing about this game?
- When did your centipede move best?
- How did you make sure all the members of your group were safe?
- Why was this important?
The students form a bridge that will enable them to cross a “river”.
The students share their experiences of working together in a team and draw conclusions.
- How did you manage to get to the other bank?
- Were you able to do it with just one sheet of paper?
- What problems did you have when you tried to do this exercise?
- What conclusions can we draw from this?
Teams build a structure that will allow the egg to land safely.
Source of the picture: http://www.sp1konin.wikom.pl/?url=aktualnosci/projekty/216,a,kompetencje-na-szostke-jak-wspolnie-zapracowac-na-sukces.html
The students test their constructions.
In the next step, all teams in turns drop the structure from a previously determined altitude, for example 2 meters.
Then, they check if their egg survived the impact with the floor.
Tell students to dismantle their structure gently no to damage the eggs.
The students fill out an Exit ticket – they write down or draw a picture of the most important thing they have learnt from today’s class.
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- Teamwork and collaboration skills
- Creative problem-solving
AuthorsAuthors: Anna Pactwa (the Centipede and Bridge games), Katarzyna Kulwicka-Durmowicz (Domino, Tower Building)
Methodology: Katrzyna Nowicka, Katarzyna Mrozowska, Marta Przywara
Translation: Jason Lowther
Producer: Marta Przywara