My students love KEVA planks!!!!
What are KEVA Planks? (visit http://www.kevaplanks.com/)
- Every building piece is the same.
- KEVA planks are about 1/4 inch thick, 3/4 inch wide and 4 1/2 inches long.
- No sorting or looking for special pieces
- You build structures by simply stacking the planks.
- No glue or connectors.
- Easy clean up.
- Made of sturdy maple.
The only difference between the two sets below is the contraptions set has two balls and the manuals are different. The contraption manual has some ways to set up ramps. I have both sets.
Check out a video using the contraptions
My students' first challenge with KEVA planks was to build the tallest tower using 50 planks. They all quickly built a tower looking like a Jenga game. I walked around the room with a meter stick measuring and asking them to try another way. How can we get them taller?
The Boston Children's Museum has an exhibit that is very inspiring.
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