We started the subject by innovating and building “the strongest bridge” and the “highest tower” by using only paper and tape. The children worked in groups of 2-3. This was a part of our science classes for 3-4 hours. They had lots of fun thinking and executing their ideas. Then we watched the innovation video on the site. We talked about innovations. The students had a lot harder time talking about their ideas and thinking of new ways to do things than actually doing them. Finally I chose the mobile phone which we still use quite little in our school and then things got a bit easier for the students. They came up with things that they could use the phone for that would be helpful for everyone in class. I was behind the camera and all the kids who wanted to be seen in the videos got a change.
Anu and the 4th grade (4K class) students of Jalavapuisto School, Espoo, Finland