Magazine of Mishaps: Swimming with Sharks

By: Mrs. Sari Kopitnikoff
from Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey

Category:
Risk Taking and Failure

Subject(s) of entry:
Art, Literature/ English

Pedagogy:
PBL - project based learning, IBL - inquiry based learning, 21st Century Skills

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
6th

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Elementary school, Middle school, High school

As a creative extension of their invention/innovation research papers, I challenged my students to create their own inventions and present them in a forum like the TV Show, Shark Tank. I didn't think through all the details, and the project didn’t go as well as I’d hoped. As a result, I learned some important lessons.