Build a Better Dog Sled

Zoom Lens: 4-Runner Sled

Musher and musher mentor Vern Halter is into making a better sled, a 4-runner sled. Toyota makes a 4Runner SUV but I’m sure it wasn’t Vern’s inspiration. Halter who operates Dream-a-Dream Dog Farm and Training Center is always considering ways to make sleds faster, steer better and more agile. Thus He designed and built a …


Build a Better Sled — Sled Dog Team!

We’ve a challenge for you  and your students?  Build a sled and/or a dog team.  Send us images of your project and we’ll post them on our site! Take a look at this classroom project!   Congratulations to the students in Birmingham, MI.  Ms Chapman’s students didn’t just build a better sled, they built an …


Ohio Students Create a Virtual Dog Team

Real or Virtual? It is Hard to Tell! By Laura Collins, Ohio One of my gifted 6th grade students’ favorite Iditarod activities is to create “virtual dog teams”. Students produce an informational document about their “kennel”, with highlights about the 16 dogs on their “Iditarod team”. We do all of this on the computers, so …


Build a Better Sled: Saran Wrap Sculptures

These are the sculpture that my Art Foundations students created. The sculpture was created using some Saran Wrap and Scotch Plastic Packing Tape.  Extra support was added with the help of plastic drinking straws and  aluminum wire, the dogs eyes are blue glass beads and the gangline was made with strings of Christmas tree lights …


Making Dog Sleds and Other Projects

by Melanie Scott I teach second grade at Rose Park Christian School in Holland, Michigan. This is the second year I’ve followed the Iditarod with my students and they love it as much as I do! This year I subscribed to the Insider and the students loved seeing the video clips during the race. We …