Caine’s Cardboard Arcade

A mountain in 4GH ???? Yup that’s right ! we have a MOUNTAIN of CARDBOARD ! What a lovely sight it was to see all the different shapes and sizes of cardboard and recycled materials piled into our room for Caine’s Arcade. There is no question that many are eager to start and see their classmates projects develop over the next few days. October 2 will be here before we know it !

Caine’s Arcade from Nirvan Mullick on Vimeo.

As one of our Science projects for Waste and Our World, the grade 4’s will be creating a cardboard arcade game. This project will connect with Caine’s Arcade Global Cardboard Challenge to support the Imagination Foundation.

Each project has to solve the problem of building a structure out cardboard and recycled materials based on an arcade game. Students will be presenting their projects to their classmates and other students during the first week of October. The completed projects will also be on display during parent teacher conferences; donations to the foundation will be accepted at this time.

Next week students will be developing a plan and gathering all their materials for their projects from home. Students can start bringing their materials to school on Thursday September 20th. On Monday, September 24th students will begin building their arcade games at school. They will have access to supplies from the art room (glue, scotch tape, construction paper, paint..). Additional recycled materials (paper rolls, boxes, yogurt containers, egg cartons) can be brought from home. If Students wish they can pre-cut their cardboard pieces at home but we would like to see them put it together at school. Other than the possibility of packing/duct tape, please do not purchase materials for this project as we want to emphasize using recycled materials.
We can’t wait to see the completed projects!


September 17-21: Developing a plan
September 20: Start bringing in materials
September 24: Start building in school
October 1: Projects complete
October 2: Present to school
October 3-4: On display for parents
October 9-12: Projects go home

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