Monday, March 9, 2009

Nail Structure Solutions

Harrison did a marvelous job with this open-ended challenge. Check out his suspension contraption! Congratulations on your clever solution!

Moomintroll and Snufkin joined us again for this challenge and, as usual, they both did a tremendous job thinking outside of the box! Snufkin concentrated on getting as many straws off the ground as possible. She built a very long platform and pushed the nails through the straws. She then managed to balanced the remainder of 221 straws (4 were used for Daddy's birthday) on top of her construction. Moomintroll made three base tripods using a combination of nails and straws (no tape). Here he is considering his structure so far. He then created a freeform structure on top of his base and reached great heights (and widths). Neither of the children used the tape. Amazing what you can build with a little creativity! See more pics here.

1 comment:

Dana Leeds said...

I love your challenges and hope to do more of them soon. Also, I've given you an award! So, please stop by my blog when you get a chance.