Kim has 19 years teaching experience, mostly the elementary grades. She enjoys providing real world challenges for students to solve and strives to develop confidence and independence in her students. She is also a writer who performs at spoken word events.
Yes, I agree with you about this challenge being suitable for all age groups, but couldn't figure out how to check all of the boxes. Roles could be assigned and rotated, especially if giving more than one task. This would give all students, irrespective of popularity and natural talent, opportunities to contribute in various positions. Thank you for the link, I will try to embed it properly into my post.
I teach in a school with a high English language learning population. I think it would be beneficial to front load teach the necessary vocabulary and building roles. Presenting a similar building task, with examples of experimenting, while problem solving, would increase understanding and success for those unable to imagine solutions after having only received verbal instructions.