All Screwed Up

Type of Initiative: Problem Solving

Props Needed: 2- 1 foot long screws with 4 nuts per screw

Set Up: Divide the group into smaller equal groups.  Give each group a rod and 4 nuts.

Process: Each group must move all the nuts from one end of the rod to the other.  They must do this as quickly as possible.  The rods must not touch the ground.  Each group has 3 minutes to design a strategy before beginning.

Debriefing Topics:

  • What strategies did the group come up with?
  • How did the group communicate?
  • Were all of the ideas listened to and acted on?
  • What would you have done differently next time?

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