Wow everybody, we really really did it! We built one enormous in three parts--head, thorax and abdomen. We included grasshopper legs, a scorpion's stinger, dragonfly wings, pinchers, antennae, and some monkey bars for good measure.
"Teamwork makes the dream work!" reminds Manny gently as kiddos leave the chopsaw room with their freshly cut pieces. And we've been seeing some great teamwork this week! From those precious partner pushes to working together to make the pinchers move more smoothly, our teamwork this week has come in all shapes and sizes.
Things are moving right along, and moving around our space here at SF Day camp! Campers and collaborators are starting to be able to see how our Frankinsect is going to look when all the pieces come together, make some plans for how to get the head, thorax and abdomen connected, and make some plans for getting the moving parts moving.
Today was the first full day of building our giant insect project! We started lovingly calling our structure "Frank-insect" because it has so many parts that remind us of so many different insects. Yesterday we split into three groups and designed the head, first segment of the thorax, and the abdomen. Today these three teams collaborated together and tried really hard with all of the building and designing - two of our goals of Tinkering Camp!
We are excited to keep working on our projects tomorrow!
And you can check out all the pictures throughout the week on our flickr.
Welcome to Tinkering School Summer 2017! We could not have asked for a better first day of summer camp--after all of our training and prep in the weeks leading up to camp, we all get the jitters before day one. Today felt like we'd all already been together for weeks!