Adventist Adventurer Awards/Cooperation

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Read and discuss[edit]

Acts 4:32-37 and Exodus 35:20-29; 36:2-7.

What is cooperation?[edit]

Willingness to work together; give and take. Learning to cooperate is when a person thinks about and balances their own needs and wants with another person’s needs and wants. Some people think that cooperation means a child does what the adult wants. That’s not the case. True cooperation is a give and take between people that ends up with something they both agree on. Cooperation is a skill that must be learned.

Why is cooperation important in your family, school, and church?[edit]

Role play a Bible story about cooperation.[edit]

Nehemiah rebuilding the temple while others are attacking/protecting. Nehemiah 4:15-23

Will need blocks to build with. Separate children into 3 groups. One group will be rebuild the "temple", one group protects the builders while the last group attacks.

Sing a cooperation song.[edit]

Cooperation Hop Song by Sandy Patty. Listen this song in this link Cooperation Hop

Play a cooperative game.[edit]

Make a cooperative craft with your group[edit]

Spaghetti Towers.pdf

Process: Create a tower as tall as possible that can stand self-supported.

  • create or be assigned a team; 3 people to each team.
  • You will be given 100g of spaghetti and 50 grams of mini marshmallows.
  • You will have 5 minutes to plan your approach.
  • You will have 30 minutes of build time.
  • Spaghetti and marshmallows may be broken but marshmallows may not be made wet.
  • You may not actively seek out other groups to poach ideas but you may spot ideas from your work station.
  • Once time is called a full minute will be waited before teacher measures height. This is to ensure tower stability.

Learning Goals:

  • Students will work on
  • Determining variables and controlling them
  • Team work
  • Time management
  • Creative problem solving
  • Engineering for structural strength
  • Perseverance and idea adaptation

Here is a video showing parts of the challenge and the winning design Spaghetti and Marshmallow Towel