Ok, I am a really "hands on project" kind of teacher and I would like to connect with other teachers to exchange project ideas. For example In Social Studies we always study landforms. To teach my students about landforms, I give them a piece of cardboard. They draw an outline of the United States on the cardboard. Then, I give them the ingredients to make dough. Once they make the dough, they fill in the outline of the USA. This creates a 3D diagram for them to work with. Before the dough dries, they must make the mountains, canyons, deserts and other landforms. They need to use a map to figure out where all of the popular landforms go. They then stick toothpicks in the landforms so that they will be able to label them later. Once the dough dries, they paint the USA. The rest of the cardboard is considered the ocean so we just paint it blue. Then we tape pieces of paper with the name of the landform onto the toothpicks for labels. This was messy and took about a week, but my students REALLY enjoyed it. Any other fun ideas that I can use?