Who likes magic tricks? We do! A few days ago, for the in-class portion of a writing lesson in some of our summer classes, we demonstrated a simple (but highly amusing) party trick involving a pencil, a sugar cube, and a glass of water. After the demo, it was our students’ turn to give the trick a shot. In the photo at the top of this post, you can see WilsonW and MordecaiL performing the trick together.
Once everyone understood how the gag worked, we tasked them with writing a set of instructions detailed enough that a friend who had never seen the trick could perform it themselves. VivianH is working diligently on her instructions in the picture above.
If you’d like to try your hand at a bit of simple magic, check out this wikiHow link describing a variation on the trick that we did: How to Make a Number on a Sugar Cube Appear on the Palm of a Hand. They have you write numbers on your sugar cubes, but we used letters from the alphabet instead. You can probably guess why.