Further photos of our Egg Tower Challenge!

Both in the planning stage AND in the ‘is it still standing’ stage!

So what was it that made our students feel like ‘scientists?’ And what would your son or daughter do differently next time?

Our wonderful science videos

Thank you all 5W students and parents for making some great videos representing some thoughtful science. We shall upload our videos to Seesaw along with our science experiment reports – great examples of procedural writing. Meanwhile, if you want to see some of the videos made, please take a look at them via this link. Thank you.

Marshmallow Challenge 2016

5W students had great fun this week doing the Marshmallow Challenge

Our winning group – with the only free standing structure actually standing after 18 minutes – included Dylon, Seidy, Tetsu and Hafren. Here they are:

dhtmsphd-final-winners

We all learned about the value of:

listening to each other’s suggestions
the power of ‘prototyping’ – that is trying things early, adapting them and trying again (not waiting to the very end to put the marshmallow on top for the first time!)

I wonder if the students have learned this lesson!! We shall see very soon 🙂

Here are some other photos of students engaging with the Marshmallow Challenge. Please ask your child about it.

This year’s WINNER of the Marshmallow Challenge

The famous Marshmallow Challenge

Congratulations to Colin, Jack and Mai who worked particularly well as a group. They were the only group that spent some time planning on paper before they started building. They listened well to each other and tried each other’s ideas. Their structure stood 53 cm tall and was stable. Well done team.

Marshmallow Challenge 2015

Marshmallow Challenge 2015

Winners planning

Marble Roll Challenge – planning

We challenged the students to design a free standing structure that they could roll a marble down or through, which would then roll 3 meters and try to hit a small bottle. The students worked in mixed class groups. The photos show the students in their initial planning stage – they had 15 minutes.