It’s amazing what fourth graders can do with duct tape, cardboard boxes and a little ingenuity! Recently, students showed off cardboard arcade games they created in class as the culmination of their science unit on electricity. Air hockey, pinball, skee-ball and a claw machine were just a few of the games that students, parents and visitors got to enjoy.
The arcade was much more than fun and games. Students planned every aspect of their devices including how to incorporate electricity, how to attract and entertain players and how to accommodate a range of ages.
The arcade concept was inspired by the story of Caine who built his own cardboard arcade at the age of nine in his dad’s auto parts store. Learn more about Caine’s arcade and watch the short film that has inspired millions by clicking here.