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Wild Animals - Day 2 - Week 4 - Mark Day School

Mark Day / San Rafael, Mark Day Wild AnimalsTatian GreenleafComment

We learned today that wild animals quickly grow in height. What started out as rectangles on the ground are now five and six feet tall. We found ourselves needing clamps, assembly squares, and friends to hold the wood as we drilled pilot holes and drove screws to connect various Tigray and Belephant body parts. 

After lunch, we each wrote and then shared answers to the questions "What is Tinkering?" and "Why do we Tinker?" Having fun was a common theme, as was exploring and experimenting with tools and materials.

Day two is typically a day that we start to find our rhythm, with small groups of students working together to build parts of a larger structure and new friendships developing.

Click to see more photos from today and the rest of the week on our Flickr page.

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 The Belephant has a hexagon frame.

The Belephant has a hexagon frame.

 The Tigray body with initial cross-bracing.

The Tigray body with initial cross-bracing.

 One person holds the wood steady while the other drives the screw, then they switch.

One person holds the wood steady while the other drives the screw, then they switch.

 Making sure the wood joints are held together tightly.

Making sure the wood joints are held together tightly.

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