For the past few years, teams from Lynwood Avenue Elementary School have been participating in Destination Imagination. They were at it again this month at a regional tournament in Ossining, New York.
The Destination Imagination program encourages teams of learners to have fun, take risks, focus and frame challenges while incorporating STEM, the arts and service learning.
Participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem-solving process. Teams showcase their solutions at a tournament.
Lynwood’s fourth-grade team chose the Fine Arts Challenge: Game On.
For this challenge, the team needed to create and present a story that integrates research of a team-selected game, create and present a game gizmo that causes an action or event to occur, design and create a container that goes through a transformation, design either the game gizmo or the container to be a technical element, and create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength and talents.
Lynwood’s fourth-grade team members are Zhara Chaudhry, Kacey Geluso, Zach Guerrido, Emma Rudge, Ananya Sood and Abygail Wottawa.
The fourth-grade team chose the Scientific Challenge: Medical Mystery.
For this challenge, the team needed to research the human body and medical conditions that affect the human body, create and present a story about a medical mystery that affects a human character, design and build a representation that shows the medical mystery and at least one symptom, present an action or scene that is shown from two or more perspectives at the same time, and create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength and talents.
The fifth-grade team members are Hannah Barkin, Ava Barrett, Dianna Burns, Jack Cordero, Kyle Fink, Keya Pai and Saiyum Sheth.