Davis Creek Elementary
DC 5th grade students work together on a LEGO Communications Project.  This activity demonstrates how feedback contributes to successful communication.  The steps we followed are:

1. Group students by twos.
2. Each group has two of the 16 piece LEGO Mystery     Object set. (See inventory below)
3. Students are seated back to back.
4. One student selects a LEGO brick, places it on the desktop, and carefully describes its shape, color, position, and orientation to his/her partner.
5. The partner duplicates the move.
6. The partner then selects a LEGO brick, places it on the model, and carefully describes its attributes to his/her partner.
7. This one way communication continues until all pieces are placed on the model.
8. Partners compare their models to see if they match
9. Discuss with students how communication could be improved.
10. Do a second model, but allow feedback from both students this time.
11. At the conclusion, check models for a match
12. Discuss improvement of communicaiton when feedback is allowed.

 



Inventory 16 Pieces
 
Red
Yellow
Black
Eye
 
1
 
2x2
1
7
4
2x3
 
1
1
2x4
 
1
 




  Total 
1
10
5
Seated back to back
Working to describe their moves
Partner listen to each other carefully
Placing a piece on the model
Partners
Results with no feedback
Finding ways to make a matching model
Feedback helps communicate how to build the model
Do our models match?
Listen very carefully
We match!
These two partners are off to a good start
Resulting models can be very imaginative
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Created 3/9/2003
Updated 2 / 3/ 2004
S. Simon
L. Hamilton