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Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation Week 10-Lighthouse Final.pptx Powerpoint I used when I taught this lesson. Contains animations - especially on slide 8; I suggest watching before editing. Also contains a sort of 'final review' of other types of engineering in first few slides that can (and probably should) be removed May 09, 2013 by Matthew R. Long
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  1. We did this activity with Ms. Hong's class of ESL 5th graders immediately following our squishy circuit lesson. The kids loved the squishy circuits, and were happy with getting to work with them again. We had done tower-building activities in the past, so they were familiar with how to put the two together. Some groups made boring, routine lighthouse-shaped structures, while others made creative, interestingly-designed ones that had a little difficulty standing up straight. Overall, the lesson was successful, and the kids enjoyed it, but I suggest watching out for kids playing with play-doh instead of working and "poisoning" their minds by referring to lighthouses, resulting in very homogeneous structures being built