Everyday toys can be turned into the most A*M*A*Z*I*N*G learning experiences that will last a lifetime. Anyone ever had a student come back to tell you they remember sitting at their desks with a book as a treasured experience? The Roylco Straws and Connectors let you be the AWESOME teacher you are with concrete experiences that are FUN!
Our initial goal using the Roylco Straws and Connectors was teamwork. As the students were shown the box of Straws & Connectors, the boat pictured on the box was very enticing for many students. Placing the various instructions on the doc camera for the class to view, the divisions began. The hot air balloon was calling out to many students.
Dividing the class into two groups because we only had two sets of the Straws and Connectors, students enjoyed the opportunity to pull the pieces apart in order to use them.
How can you build something and not get in and play in the object? We encountered that issue when we completed the hot air balloon at home. But we were so PROUD of our accomplishment.
My little testers wanted to build a “fort” (of course)! Combining the two sets, the fort for two creation contained a floor, sides and top in order to build the sturdiest structure possible. Since we did this part at home, we added the sheet to complete our “fort”, adding pillows to the floor, and notice the “door opening.” Notice the drooping top? The sheet was a bit heavy for the structure.
I live in a high STEM/STEAM Engineering area where I’m sure the adults would have just as much fun building as the students!
Roylco has many different sets of Straws and Connectors from this small size we received containing 230 pieces to the super large set with more than 700 Straws and Connectors! Hmmm, how about a Straw and Connector day for the days leading up to holiday vacations or Spring Break?
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