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Cartwright School District
Phoenix, Arizona

These activities were created by gifted students ranging in grades from 1st -8th that are placed into our Gifted Cluster Program. Cartwright has in place a school wide cluster model at all 20 of their schools. Students placed in this program in addition to daily tiered classroom instruction are provided enrichment services during which they completed the following activities.

These activities are printed in:
ENGAGING CREATIVE THINKING:
Activities to Integrate Creative Problem Solving

 

Alien
In this task, students work in groups primarily using recyclable materials to build a three-dimensional alien that is exactly two feet tall and free standing. This task incorporates concepts and skills from art, language arts, math, science, social studies, and thinking skills.

 

Road Rally
Students work in groups to design and construct a self-propelled vehicle using materials the team "purchases" with allotted money.

 

Newspaper Bridges
In this task, students use newspapers and tape to build a standing bridge that is minimum of six inches tall, twelve inches long, and supports a minimum of four pounds for sixty seconds. This task incorporates concepts and skills from language arts, math, science, social studies, and thinking skills.

 

Golf Course
In this task, students work in teams using trash and recyclable materials to construct one section of a miniature golf course while operating within a budget. This task incorporates concepts and skills from language arts, math, science, social studies, and thinking skills.

 

These photos have been provided with parents' permission by:
Melissa Stockton
Gifted Education Specialist
mstockton@mail.cartwright.k12.az.us
623-691-3970