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From: dill

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 1999092721:14:08
Subject: Lego problems

I give students ziiplock bags of a variety of legos and have them work in small groups to solve a variety of problems. 1. Build the longest "thing" that you can. You must pick it up and bring it to the measuring surface. This requires lenght and strength. 2. Take 20 pieces of any color lego and build the strongest device that you can. We will drop it from three and six feet to see if it stays together. 3. Build a bridge that spans ten inches. We set the "bridges" between two chairs with a pail hanging on them and add weights to see which bridge holds the most weight.

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