Packing Peanut Crosses

To introduce our Creative Ideas reading unit and experience being an inventor, we used potato starch packing peanuts to go through the design process.  We had already learned in Social Studies about how these packing peanuts are better than the traditional ones made from styrofoam but now we discovered that we could lick them and stick them together!  With our partner, we planned how we wanted to make our cross, we constructed them, tested them and adapted our designs, measured them, and enjoyed sharing and analyzing our classmates' creations!

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