Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tried It Tuesday - Design Squad, and Creative Teaching Press Winner!

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LaNessa H.

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Now, on to Tried It Tuesday!

I recently asked the third and fourth grade students in our after-school STEM Club to design a Convenient Carrier that would be attached to a crutch or wheelchair.

To begin the challenge I told the students about how hard it was to carry items when I was on crutches after breaking my ankle a few years ago.

Using the design process from EiE and a lesson plan from the Design Squad website, the students used cardboard, tape, rubber bands, paper, and tape to create convenient carriers.
They loved it!

I highly recommend checking out the Design Squad on the PBS Kids website for lots of great suggestions for engineering activties!

Also, head on over to Holly's blog, Fourth Grade Flipper, for more ideas in the Tried It Tuesday linky!


  1. Can your kids come design me a convenient carrier that will magically carry all my stuff for me to my car and then into school each day? Would that be considered a robot? Either way...I need one...as in yesterday! XO
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. Design Squad? This is awesome and my husband would think so too (he's an engineer). Thanks for linking up and sharing!
    Fourth Grade Flipper