LET’S PLAY! You and your partners need to build a barrier to protect your object. The barrier needs to be solid so that nothing can get in or out. You also need a flag/marker to identify your barrier and to make it stand out from the other barriers being built in class. You are to use only the materials found in your bag. You have 10 minutes GO!
LET’S COLLECT DATA In your notebook, draw a picture of your barrier Explain your reasoning for building it like you did.
Observations: Compare your barrier to the table next to you. On the same page of your notebook, explain how your two barriers are the same and how they are different using a T-chart. Similar to other Different to groups other groups
Making it more complicated… Now you have to modify your barrier to allow rice- man in and out. The opening should be just big enough for rice man.
Let’s collect more data In your notebook, modify your original picture to show how rice man is getting in and out. Answer the following: How does this compare to other group modifications?
Getting even more complicated…. Now modify your barrier to allow bow-tie man in. Bow-tie man can’t use the same opening as rice-man. Devise some way to let bow-tie man know where his opening is (he has poor eye sight and needs lots of help). You might try a signal/marker of some sort.
Collecting the last data…. Modify your drawing in your notebook to show how bow-tie man gets in and out. Make sure to draw in your marker/flag for him. Now do a gallery walk and see the barriers built by other groups. Write down 2 barriers you like and why. Write down 2 barriers you didn’t like and why.
Voting Now you will have to vote for the best barrier design in class. The best barrier will be saved, the rest will be dismantled. Take apart your barrier. Any materials that can be reused, return to your teacher.