What does authentic learning look like? A Lego man in space, that’s what.

photo: TheStar.com; Matthew Ho & Assad Muhammad

For an example of what real, authentic learning looks like, I share this article from the Toronto Star about two teenage boys who designed, from scratch, a weather balloon that a) transported a Lego man into space b) was equipped with Canon cameras that took photos of the Lego man’s voyage every 20 seconds and c) that was equipped with a GPS that communicated with their iPad so they could track it.

And the best thing of all — they did it on Saturdays — because they just wanted to see if they could do it.

Love it.

These kids are awesome.

And, I applaud the teachers in their lives who inspired these kids to think and to try.

Check out Lego Man’s Voyage in Photos too.

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