STEM Project has Students Building Arcade Machines Without the Use of Technology

Over the course of the last several weeks, grade 5 students have participated in an interesting STEM project called “Caine's Arcade.” Students were asked to work in groups to build an arcade machine without the use of technology. The project required communication, collaboration, and critical thinking.
Over the course of the last several weeks, grade 5 students have participated in an interesting STEM project called “Caine's Arcade.” Students were asked to work in groups to build an arcade machine without the use of technology. The project required communication, collaboration, and critical thinking.
 
The project was based on the story of nine-year-old boy, Caine Monroy, who spent his summer vacation (2011) building an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store.Thecardboard arcade was made out of boxes and everyday objects.The entire summer went by without a single arcade customer, until that last day of summer when filmmaker, Nirvan Mullick, walked in by chance to buy an auto part for his car. Caine asked Nirvan to play. In 2012, the filmmaker created an 11-minute short documentary featuring Caine and his arcade. Caine ran his arcade from his father's used-auto parts store in East Los Angeles during mid-2011.  
 
The St. Anne School Christmas Arcade debuted to parents, faculty, staff, and fellow students on December 19 in the MPR. The day was full of games, tickets, and prizes! 
 
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