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Here’s a creative and fun way to share the importance of a GROWTH MINDSET with Grades 6-8. Using STEM Activities, learn what it means to be GUTSY by taking on NEW Challenges and Having the GUTS to Go For It even if you think you can’t!
This Outta the Box Classroom Competition can be done on a Fun Friday or throughout the week during your science block
The theme is “GUTSY”. Students will read tidbits of information about Being GUTSY in figurative language and Literal GUT Feelings.
Best of all, they will be challenged with building a model of an ABDOMEN and That SINKING Feeling watercraft.
Talker challenges have students thinking creatively about the word NEW and What it Takes GUTS to DO!
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What are OUTTA The BOX Classroom Competitions?
An Outta the Box Competition is a STEAM-based, classroom-friendly workshop that develops students’ teamwork, creative and critical thinking skills in an engaging and meaningful way. An Outta the Box Competition uses easy to find materials for all challenges. Classroom Competitions are approximately 2 hours, with each challenge lasting anywhere from 10 to 40 minutes. Challenges can be performed in a 2-hour block or broken into smaller blocks of time. 3 to 5 teams of 4-6 students work best for OTB Competitions.
Why Have Outta the Box Competitions?
The objective of an Outta the Box Competition is to prepare today’s children for tomorrow’s challenges.
Outta the Box Competitions provide students with unique opportunities to develop creative thinking skills. Students learn to think on their feet using materials at hand and develop solutions that come to life in a friendly and competitive manner.
Unlike many classroom problems or challenges, there is never one correct solution, although some of those solutions may work better than others. All solutions depend on teamwork, while also being dependent on the basic characteristics of creative thinking such as:
awareness, curiosity, imagination, flexibility, fluency, originality, elaboration and perseverance.
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This Enrichment Workshop is perfect for a GATE pullout program, Monthly Gifted Curriculum, Parent-led enrichment, Grade-level rotation, Homeschool, After-school or Sub Plans