Argo Arcade

Third Grade Argo Arcade


Arcade-2The opening of the Third Grade ArgoArcade is the culmination of a 10-week, interdisciplinary design and building project.  Working in groups of two and three, third graders brainstormed game ideas and determined what type of game they would be building from recycled materials. Collaborating with the Upper School Architecture II class, these groups determined the basic design of their projects and then embarked on building their games.  Throughout the process, students had to revisit their plans, change course, communicate their ideas, and compromise to see their project move forward.  Children learn best through real-life interaction and creative play, and through this interdisciplinary project, these third graders learned about measurement, geometry, physics (mass, force, acceleration, gravity), and much more while experiencing an open environment that encouraged them to explore and create.