1st and 8th grade have worked together on a problem-based learning activity.
They were given a problem and had to design and engineer a solution.
Thursday: The students were given the problem-Your family is hiking in the woods when it starts to rain.
You have $10 to build a shelter that will stand on its own and keep your family dry.
The students then worked with their buddies to design a shelter and shop for supplies.
Friday: The students build the shelters, tested them, and then made adjustments if needed.