Class 6 spent time identifying strong structures around our school locality. They worked in teams to investigate structures further by completing the following task: Create the strongest structure possible using a maximum of 30 midget gem sweets and 50 cocktail sticks – it had to have two storeys.
By doing this they learnt that the strongest structures had triangular shapes or cross beams added. (See the photos of some of our creations!) The teams then moved on to create their own miniature air raid shelters. The brief was to make them as strong as possible: the team whose shelter was able to withstand being bombed by the greatest weight would be victorious!
The teams enjoyed making use of hacksaws and glue guns during the construction phase…
but even more, they enjoyed bombing their shelters at the end!