What kind of tower have you visited? The Burj Khalifa tower that soars into the sky? The mysterious Egyptian pyramids?Or the Buddha tower with a long history? Or the exquisite Orient Pearl in Shanghai? Students designed blueprint, built paper tower like engineers the way you would never imagine; experienced the experiment they never have done before. In retrospect the energetic and vital classroom has been transform edinto something else. In classroom, from the world afar to XCCSC campus students experienced the happiness they never had before. Now let`s get down to the paper tower.
Material Preparation: Used newspaper (20 for each group), tape and scissors.
Requirement: Fully utilize creativity, group work, whichever group builds the stablest tower in shortest time wins.
Design blueprint and brainstorm.
Delegate job responsibilities and high-efficient group work.
Load testing, apply in-class the ories into practical operation.
Build paper tower. Laying a solid foundation is the most important.
Finish the body of the tower and decorate.
It was taught in class that triangle structure is the stablest.
It is almost finished. Now let`s give it a name.
Group work demonstration and communication among classmates.
Retrospection and talk about the gains in the process of practical operation.
Take a look at the work students have done.
All students actively participated in the whole process including designing the plan to building, decoration and naming.This is our scientific journey. We absorb knowledge, apply it into real life using our hands and let our ideas collide. Which group`s design do you like better? If I were asked I would not be able to give an answer because creativity does not have a right answer.