Magnawall Part 2

After the kindergartners spent several class sessions exploring the Magnawall and it’s pieces, we came together and used a more critical eye to explore the parts that come with the wall. The parts include:

-4 magnetic ramps
– 2 non-magnetic ramps
– 25 balls
– 4 walls
– 5 rings
– 8 cups

I asked students to think about a part we need for the wall that we don’t currently have.  Students came up to the Smart Board and illustrated their ideas. Take a look:

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Here is a student explaining her idea:

I saw the creative juices begin to flow. Students were encouraged to return to their tables and sketch their ideas of the missing Magnawall parts.

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Next week, Mr. Moore’s Upper School Engineering class will pay us a visit. Their job will be to create “the missing piece” that each kindergartner has envisioned, making the kindergartners the clients! I am excited to see how the students’ ideas evolve over the next few weeks and what the final pieces produced look like.

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One thought on “Magnawall Part 2

  1. Thank you for posting these wonderful videos. As Grandma (and retired teacher) living in LA it is so much fun to watch Leo in action!

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