With the entrepreneurial project: "Let's make a labyrinth", second grade students learn to observe and ask questions about the relationship between strength and movement. Also know the inclined plane as a simple machine.
Observing and experimenting are children's natural abilities and allow students to begin to face the search for possible answers to problems or issues of the environment and at the same time appreciate the pleasure that leads to finding explanations and the usefulness of the facts.
The project offers the opportunity to discover the inclined plane and to be creative in its preparation, but also becomes a starting point for new questions about the environment.
We propose to the student the preparation of a plan inclined in a box cover where a plasticine balloon can take a tour, the creative part is focused on the material that will be used and on what will be the route. The plasticine balloon offers the opportunity to experiment in the mass and the appropriate size to make the route, but the imagination can be made flying and replace the plasticine for a pilot or a bullet. Different ideas can also be generated regarding the cover of a box. All ideas will be welcome!