Friday, March 30, 2012

BASC Spring '12: Fasteners

"A bee's legs fold-up when they fly," explained a boy in my pop-up class. His bee is attached to the paper with fasteners so he can manipulate the body and head. The sun rotates as well. Students were eager to use the fasteners but struggled to come up with ideas. They eventually came up with some very interesting moving parts. One student made a dog flip around; another created a movable roof on a house; and several others had twirling flowers. The best part for me, after the teaching, was giving them the freedom to imagine and the tools to bring their ideas to life.