Thursday, December 24, 2009

Animated Animals

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Your challenge is to create an animated animal using any/all of the following:

cereal and/or the box it came in
4 cans
spaghetti
marshmallows
table knives
gum
string

Good luck!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Elevate an Egg

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Your challenge: raise an egg off the ground as high as possible using the following:

paperclips
a roll of pennies
4 pencils (be careful!)
2 spoons
2 forks


You can use a hard-boiled egg if you'd like, but it is more fun to use a raw one!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Houses of Cards Solutions

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Check out these awesome houses by Pierce and Braden! Great job guys!



Friday, December 11, 2009

Oil Rig Solutions

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Check out these fantabulous oil rigs! Congratulations Boo and Zee!



You can read more about their thinking process and see more pictures here.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

House of Cards

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This is a version of a challenge we've done earlier -- build a house of cards. The challenge is to use either a deck of cards or a stack of index cards to build a house. You may use paperclips in your construction but nothing else. Try to do it without paperclips -- or do it both ways and send in both pics.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Oil Rigs

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Your challenge is to build an oil rig that will remain in the same location in a bed of water. It must be at least 24 inches tall and 12 inches wide. It must remain stable in at least 12 inches of water. If you want a real challenge, make sure that there is a working crane on the rig. Send your pics -- this is a hard one!

2 rolls of pennies
24 inches of string
a box of straws
2 forks
a spool
tape
a cereal box
4 sheets of paper
1 object of your choice

You may use other materials in construction, but not in the final project.