Sunday, 15 March 2015

Considerations to take into account when building a structure

We began this week with a challenge. We had to build the tallest free standing structure using just spaghetti sticks and marshmallows. The time frame to complete the task was 30 minutes.


Before we took on the massive challenge we looked at some structures from around the world.


It wasn't as easy as it sounds but..... we finally DID it!!!!


Once we had built our free standing structure we did some self reflection.



Post the reflection, we realized what worked and what didn't work . So we set out on redoing the same task. This time we replaced the marsh mallows with clay.

Take a look at how we did the second time.







We were so proud of our structures the second time around that we decided to test the stability and strength of our structures. 

We didn't have 1 or 2 BUT 3 big bad wolves huffing and puffing at our structures .....take a look -



In Language, we have been looking at elements of the story. We studied the settings in stories more closely.


In Math, we have been learning to measure to the nearest centimeter and inch. 


We measured our towers to see which one was the tallest.


We worked on our dream house project. We sketched out our home and then counted the total area we would need to build the same.


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