Monday, May 23, 2016

Sometimes low-tech activities are the most engaging

We added a building challenge to the Learning Lab for our general public. This proved to be popular. Every day we would find new structures left behind. Here's what we did:

1" cubes, craft sticks, 3 oz cups

Challenge #1: Build a structure with one cube as the base.
Challenge #2: Using any size base, build the tallest possible structure
Challenge #3: Build a structure with just one cup as the base
Challenge #4: Feats of Balance. Make something stick out in an impressive way!

One day I went around the corner and discovered that this visitor had managed to get every cup stacked.

Visitors of all ages really enjoyed this challenge!

Again, low-tech challenges that visitors could easily grasp have been the most engaging for our general public.

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