The five members of Ryan's DI team chose the "Hit or Myth" challenge to prepare over the course of a few months. With no help from adults, they had to:
- Choose a myth that they would prove or disprove using the scientific method (OK, that sold me right there)
- Write an 8 minute play, during which they would perform an experiment, of their own design, to prove or disprove the myth
- Construct their props out of recycled material
I was amazed at what his team of five third-graders came up with. The creativity was stellar. During their play, they proved that a tongue sticks to a frozen metal pole by using a pig tongue and a section of metal pipe that they had stored in dry ice. They wove this experiment into an eight-minute story about Queen's Day in Amsterdam, and had a cardboard replicas of the Amsterdam Palace and tulip fields.
He loved the entire experience, and we're both very excited for next year's DI challenge!