For this challenge, we had to work in groups to construct the tallest tower possible using only wooden skewers, paper straws and marshmallows. All of our towers were really tall but some were a little wobbly and needed help staying up.
During this session, Miss Williams gave us a variety of ingredients that we could use to make our very own potions. We worked in pairs for this task and once our potion was made, we wrote a set of instructions so that someone else could create it. We then performed our instructions to the rest of the group.
The Egg Drop
This challenge took us a few weeks. In small groups, we were given four raw eggs and we had to create a protective layer to stop the egg from smashing when we dropped them off the top of the pirate ship. Some of the materials we used were bubble wrap, paper towels, plastic containers, a sock and tissue paper. At the end of the challenge, we reviewed our designs. We were very successful as only one of our eggs broke.
This week we split into three groups and we started working towards the Crest Star Award. For this challenge, we experimented with rolling cans down a slope. We had to predict which ones would go the furthest and we had to explain why we thought this. We found out that the mushy peas rolled the furthest, followed by the tuna and then the baked beans.
This week we ventured into the wooded area of the KS1 playground and we went on a hunt to find all kinds of different animals. During the challenge, we found a lady bird, some spiders and lots of wood lice. It was great to see all of the wildlife that lives within our school grounds.
For this challenge, we tested 10 different materials to work out which one would be the best to use with tea leaves to make a new type of tea bag. We learnt that an effective tea bag material needs to be strong; it must have no colour; it needs holes but they can't be too big otherwise the tea leaves will travel into the water; it should be slightly water proof so the tea bag does not crumble; and it cannot be too thick otherwise the water cannot get through the material to get to the tea leaves. We decided that the kitchen roll and the napkin were the most successful materials for making a tea bag.