Take a look at this lesson plan on collaboration inspired by a picture book about Rube Goldberg.
Summary How do you develop a product that people love? You start by listening to what people need. Then you research, experiment and ask for feedback. In The Crayon Man, we see how Edwin Binney created Crayola crayons. Binney was an inventor. His products made life… Continue Reading “The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons Lesson Activity”
Wild Buildings and Bridges Inspired by Nature Summary Are you planning a STEAM challenge? Does it involve design and construction? If so, read Wild Buildings and Bridges: Architecture Inspired by Nature. In this book, author Etta Kaner explains how nature influences design. She draws the… Continue Reading “Wild Buildings and Bridges: Architecture Inspired by Nature”
Out of the Box Summary If you are looking for an easy way to get a makerspace up and running, start with this inspirational book. With a few supplies, children can make games, puppets, castles and hideaways. The introduction sets the foundation for building… Continue Reading “Out of the Box Lesson Activity”