In 3rd grade science we are learning about force, motion and simple machines and the students were given a project to build an arcade game mostly made from cardboard boxes. They had to plan out and design an arcade game and explain which simple machine helps their game function.
After designing their game, they had to collect recycled materials to create it. This is inspired by the story of Caine's Arcade, a young boy who collected his father's packing boxes to make his own arcade in Los Angeles. It was important to use recycled materials, because it aligns with the school's mission to sustainability and it shows students can be creative with any materials.
This was 3rd grade's first project in science and they did a phenomenal job!