Sorting Solutions

This Sorting Solutions activity & project also includes:

It's okay to play with your food—just this once! Scholars design and create meshes and chutes to sort pasta by size and shape. They test their designs and make improvements as necessary.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have a contest to see which group can sort pasta the fastest and most accurately
Classroom Considerations

  • Project requires a variety of materials; see list in resources
  • Requires some prior preparation

  • Provides very detailed instructions for the activity
  • Includes separate guidance questions for younger learners versus older learners and adults

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