Last Wednesday, we did a couple of activities centered around both Science and Language Arts. Both of them required the kids to rely on their communication skills as well as their engineering skills. We tied both activities in with the Mars Rover project, and hopefully they learned from it. We talked about the need to say exactly what you mean, and not to cast blame on others when something didn't work out. It's funny how we are so eager to accept the glory, even as a group, when things go right; however when something goes wrong, we look to blame the other members in our group.
It was a pretty fun "science day", the first of a few I have planned during this school year.
Oh, wow. I just came up with a great idea. Seriously. I can't wait until the next trip to the Maker Space.