I saw this whimsical carousel in Boston. I love the sea-life included in the carousel, so appropriate as Boston is all about seafood!
It would be a fun authentic project to design a carousel (lots of math, lots of writing) and perhaps incorporate a theme from where you live, or what you enjoy, into the carousel. It could feature famous landmarks, favorite sports, characters from books…
Your students could even build a model of their carousel. A working model could incorporate the authentic topics of energy and motion.
Maybe even design and build a model amusement park. With authentic projects the sky – and beyond – is the limit.