As a follow up to this read aloud, second graders were challenged with designing a "puff mobile." They received specific materials (three straws, four lifesavers, a piece of paper, two paperclips, and masking tape) and had to create a vehicle that would move using only their breath. They also learned that students at Cedar Creek completed this activity, and one of their designs traveled nine feet with a single puff!
Students had three library sessions to work on this project and we just finished this week. During our final lesson, everyone participated in a gallery walk to check out their classmates' designs. Then we watched a video sent over by Cedar Creek librarian, Shannon Foley, to see some of the puff mobiles they created. We'll be sending a video back to them to share some of our most successful inventions!