Tuesday, 11 April 2017

STEM Challenge

This week Room 4 have been learning about STEM or STEAM (which is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) they are tasks that involve problem-solving, working as a team, creative and critical thinking skills and lots of out of the box thinking.

Our first STEM challenge was the great paper chain challenge. We had one piece of a2 paper, a pair of scissors and a glue stick and we had to make the longest chain possible in 20 minutes!

Our winning team with the longest chain was... TONI and JESS! Their strategy was long thin bits of paper to make links that went the distance.

Here are some photos from the challenge.

We then wondered how long our chain would be if we linked them all together. It was in fact extremely long measuring in at 62m, with a whopping 300 links! It stretched from the bottom of the library ramp all the way to the spiral outside Room 7!!!! 

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