Build models of 3D barns! We will use craft sticks, safe “Super Cool” (ultra low temp) glue and glue guns, and paper templates (no Exacto-type knives needed.) Participants will frame their barns and raise their “beams” from the ground up, connect vertical frames, and add supportive truss work. As we continue to learn about architectural principles and styles, participants can also personalize their structure with staircases, doors, and walls.
Class is co-taught by John Chamberlain, an 8th grade English teacher at Clarke, and Lorraine Grosslight, an Engineering teacher at Clarke.
Supplies to be provide by parents:
— 1 box 1000 craft sticks (popsicle, not jumbo size)
— 1 Cool Tool (battery operated) glue gun
— batteries (4 AA batteries → will need a minimum of 12 batteries/large package or rechargeable batteries to recharge overnight)
— 2-3 packs of 15 low-temp glue sticks
— a few paper or plastic straws
— a few pipe cleaners
— ability to print out emailed pdfs of bridge templates
— transparent or masking tape
— optional for decoration: paint and paintbrush
— recommended: tabletop workspace 3 feet x 3 feet
— recommended: cardboard, for example from an unfolded box, to protect