Washington Second Graders participated in a STEAM Challenge as part of their Library curriculum.
They read the story, My Father's Dragon, by Ruth Stiles Gannett, in which the character Elmer creatively uses crocodiles to make a bridge.
The Washington students were also challenged to make a bridge using KEVA planks. In preparation for the task, the students watched a video on KEVA building basics and listened to the book, Amazing Structures: Bridges by Rebecca Pettiford.
Then they got to the task of working in pairs to design and create a bridge that would span the Wild Island River.
The students enjoyed working together on this task. The bridge designs varied. Please click here
to see some photos from their work.