Watching kids tear down waterslides, I started to think about all the features that need to get designed into the slide to make it fun and safe. This would be a great authentic project for older students to do, research about waterslide engineering and designing a waterslide. Younger students could focus on fun designs. Waterslide models could also be built. Lots of authentic math and reading opportunities!
*Don’t get me started about the waterslides hanging off the sides of cruise ships. How do you spell CRAZY!