Origami Frog Folding Instructions 1Put the card on the table 2 Unfold. 3 Fold down the right top 4 Unfold. with the short edges at the corner, as shown. top and bottom. Fold down the left top corner, as shown. 5 Turn over. 6 Fold the top edge down 7 Unfold. 8 Fold the left side over to to the bottom of the “letter meet the right side. X.” Unfold. Turn over. 9 It looks like this. 10 Push the two dots 11 Press the top triangle 12 On the top layer, fold together, as shown. flat. Now it looks the left and right side like a house. points to the top. 13 Fold the left 14 Fold the bottom up to 15 Fold the top layer 16 It looks like this. Turn side in to meet meet the top. only, down to meet the over. Now decorate your the center crease. bottom. Do not press frog! Repeat with the right side. completely flat. 17 Press down on the frog’s back, then slide your finger off. Watch it jump! Instructions By yourself – 1. Practice folding then jumping the origami frog. 2. On the Lab Page: Explain how or why the origami frog jumps. 3. Practice and modify the origami frog until it is able to jump a maximum distance. 4. On the Lab Page: Record five consecutive jump distances. 5. Explain the modifications made to the origami frog to make it jump furthest. 6. Exchange data with the lab group on how to make a ‘super-strength origami frog.’ 7. Each person in the group makes a ‘super-strength origami frog’ with the name of the person and a number (1, 2, 3, 4) on the back of the frog. AVID Origami Frog Hop-off A random number for each group is announced. That frog and frog handler will represent the group in the jump-off. The frog gets three ‘hops.’ The frog with the greatest displacement from the starting line is the ‘Hop-off Champion.” After the ‘Hop-off” Discuss how WICR was used in this activity. Discuss how different learning modalities were used in this activity. Generate a list of content area topics in which this activity could be used. Generate a list of other lessons that could be modified and used like the Origami Frog Hop-Off.