(1) nephew, age 15
(1) daughter, age 6
(1) Mr. Pibb, sustenance for teenage-boy when snarky-ness ensues
(1) Lego Mindstorms, EV3 package
(1) Pandora station, recommend: classic rock or an 80’s station (teenage boy needs to have autonomy with music choice)
Directions: Provide ingredients, a workspace and a gentle push. Step back and enjoy.
Nutrition: Natural learning occurs on many levels. Engagement in the activity occurs without prompts for all parties involved (including the chef). Focus, collaboration, problem-solving and excitement happen simultaneously between ages. All this with a bonus nourishment of learning to code…..or, rather, coding to learn.
Chef’s Notes: I highly recommend cooking up some of this pure, absolute magic. You are in for a treat!