A midway at a fair is the location where carnival games, amusement rides, entertainment, and fast-food booths cluster. The term originated from the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago, Illinois, in 1893.
Come One, Come All, to a Fair Created by Waterside Students!
Students should work together in groups and choose:
Option 1: Create a mini amusement park attraction that can take a lego figure for a ride (safely).
Make sure your ride has a name and looks exciting!
Think about roller coasters, spinning tea cups, carousels, thrilling drops, swings, ferris wheels, drop towers, bumpy slides, dunk tank, bumper cars, pirate ship pendulum ride, bounce house, kiddie ride.
Option 2: Create a real carnival game that guests can play!
Make sure your game has a name and looks exciting!
Think about ring toss, knock out game, a catapult to a target game, pinball, wheel of fortune, ski ball, throw a tic tac toe, finger mini golf, claw grab game, marble drop, fishing game, foos ball,
Materials may include:
paper towel rolls
cups of all sizes
plastic bottles and containers
Tentative Competition Date: 2/15
Catapults were originally used as weapons that threw stones and arrows far distances. Later, they were used to launch aircrafts from carriers.
TASK: We want create a catapult prototype in our makerspace, that will be useful in modern times. The prototype catapult that launches a mini marshmallow the FARTHEST will win!
- To Help Others: We can use catapults to get food, supplies, resources, etc to people before and after natural disasters, feed dangerous animals from a safe distance, and more!
- To Make Work Easier: Farmers can use catapults to spread seeds far distances, Send bait into the water for fisherman, and more!
Legos Sticks Tape
Rubber Bands Magnets String Elastic
Cardboard Spoon Cup
Bottle Caps Weights Paper Clips Clothespin
Binder Clips Wood Blocks Hair ties
Students can work in groups, partnerships, or alone.
A class competition, vote, or teacher choice will determine who gets sent to the tournament.
iPad in the Makerspace
Optional: Share videos of your progress on the Flip Grid app on an iPad or on a laptop
Scan that code
or Visit: https://flipgrid.com/ca0d783a
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Windy Day: PK-K
Wind Power Video: 1st-2nd
Fossil Fuel Video: 3rd-5th
Task: Build a prototype of a wind powered vehicle that you think will travel the farthest (by yourself, with a partner, or a with a group)!
Each class will send 1 vehicle (vote, teacher’s choice, or mini competition) to our school wide competition!
The vehicle that travels the farthest will go on display in the main office!
iPad in the Makerspace
Optional: Share videos of your progress on the Flip Grid app on an iPad
Scan this or enter
Flip Grid Code: 0eb54ec0