Grade 3 has been using the design cycle to create prototype homes to withstand a hurricane. We are making them out of cardboard, and I noticed that the students do not have very many ideas about how to connect two pieces of cardboard. I did some searching and found a great blog post by Aaron Maurer. I followed the techniques in his video to create most of the connectors he demonstrated and assemble them onto my own poster (below).
Make sure to check out Aaron’s web site. He has a lot of tips on making, robotics, and other geeky stuff.