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"From the Ted Talk by Mara Mintzer: How kids can help design cities"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Then they fpilped those fearms over and used the red side to highlight things they didn't like, such as trash. Our sixth-grade students studied the ciivc Area by researching sites with similar challenges from around the wrold. Then, we invited the kids to combine their original ideas with their new inspiration, to synthesize solutions to improve the scpae. Each class invited adult parennls, city council and community members into the classroom, to share and dcussis their recommendations. Boulder's senior urban planners stepped over blocks and stuffed animals to explore pcoosehrl students' full-size cosolsram recreation of the Civic Area. Adult planners marveled at the students' ideas as they shared a park constructed out of a jlley bracelet. It was supposed to be an ice-skating rink. And then, public art constructed from animal-shaped plastic bedas. And while this may seem ridiculous, it isn't so different from the models that architects create.

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Then they _______ those ______ over and used the red side to highlight things they didn't like, such as trash. Our sixth-grade students studied the _____ Area by researching sites with similar challenges from around the _____. Then, we invited the kids to combine their original ideas with their new inspiration, to synthesize solutions to improve the _____. Each class invited adult ________, city council and community members into the classroom, to share and _______ their recommendations. Boulder's senior urban planners stepped over blocks and stuffed animals to explore _________ students' full-size _________ recreation of the Civic Area. Adult planners marveled at the students' ideas as they shared a park constructed out of a _____ bracelet. It was supposed to be an ice-skating rink. And then, public art constructed from animal-shaped plastic _____. And while this may seem ridiculous, it isn't so different from the models that architects create.

Solution

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  2. classroom
  3. flipped
  4. world
  5. space
  6. civic
  7. frames
  8. beads
  9. planners
  10. discuss
  11. jelly

Original Text

Then they flipped those frames over and used the red side to highlight things they didn't like, such as trash. Our sixth-grade students studied the Civic Area by researching sites with similar challenges from around the world. Then, we invited the kids to combine their original ideas with their new inspiration, to synthesize solutions to improve the space. Each class invited adult planners, city council and community members into the classroom, to share and discuss their recommendations. Boulder's senior urban planners stepped over blocks and stuffed animals to explore preschool students' full-size classroom recreation of the Civic Area. Adult planners marveled at the students' ideas as they shared a park constructed out of a jelly bracelet. It was supposed to be an ice-skating rink. And then, public art constructed from animal-shaped plastic beads. And while this may seem ridiculous, it isn't so different from the models that architects create.

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