Going Places

Going Places

Title: Going Places

Author: Peter and Paul Reynolds

Summary:

Rafael is excited to enter the Going Places contest at his school and is the first one to receive his go-kart kit. He begins to build his go-cart, precisely following the instructions step-by-step. He visits Maya to see how her go-cart is coming along. Maya has actually not been working on a go-cart, but rather a flying contraption and tells Rafael the rules never told them it had to be a go-cart. Rafael realizes that the rules also did not say they couldn’t work together. The two pair up and create a go-cart different than all of the others. Their classmates doubt their go-cart, but are surprised when Maya and Rafael take the win!

Curriculum Connections:

Engineering designs

Creative thinking

Problem solving

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