Building bridges with loose materials
Creating a provocation with loose materials and examples of different kinds of bridges was a way to expand on what was happening in our red room and bring the children's knowledge of bridges into a new setting.
These loose materials allowed the class to problem solve and really think about how bridges are constructed. How can I make my bridge stand up and how can we support long bridges that stretch far distances were some of the questions we tried to answer.
We had a great discussion about how we might get onto our bridges.
The idea of a ladder was brought up by one child but was soon dismissed because people can climb ladders but not cars!