After studying bridge designs and vocabulary in their math classes, fourth grade engineers were tasked with creating bridges. Collaborative groups were given Popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, bendable rods, and glue. The students applied math, science, and engineering skills to create the designs below.
First graders reviewed the concept that white light consists of the visible spectrum (rainbow colors). Black is the absence of color. A tint is created by adding white to any color thereby making it lighter (pink or gray). A shade is created by adding black to any color, thereby making it darker. We used the primary colors to create the secondary colors with color fizzers. Then we folded dippity dye paper and dipped the corners and sides into red, yellow, and blue food coloring. When we opened the paper, we each had a unique design and the colors mixed to create orange, green, and purple.