I posed a question to my 7th graders about two weeks ago:
"Would you like to earn extra credit by creating a pyramid out of the material of your choice?"
|The Pyramids of Giza by Maddie Genskow|
|Edible 3-layer cake by Amber Yung! Yum.|
|Tut's Tomb by Josh Strauss|
Students could earn anywhere from 1-10 points. My rules were that they needed to create the pyramid, not use blocks, or legos, or pre-made toys to build it. They couldn't just slam some paper together and expecgt to get 10 points. Adding some facts, and information was encouraged.
|Kyle Goodell's pyramid of graham crackers.|
As I graded these projects this weekend, I was reminded of the movie Field of Dreams and the tagline: "If you build it, he will come!" I think in this case my tag line would be: "If you ask them, they WILL build it!"