Spent a couple hours at BrainyBoy's school today helping his class build an "invention". Seems they and a couple of the other classes are putting on a musical next week, and the part BB is playing is Alfred the Inventor. He shows several inventions during the play, and I was asked to help build the...let me see...XP Mondo Crop Terminator. Basically it consists of a big cardboard box with several arms sticking out all over that a kid sits inside and moves around, plus a ribbon running through a pully on the outside, and a smokestack on top.
His school is great like that - very project and task oriented, where everyone gets to be creative and pitch in with design ideas.