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Week 6 Group 1 25.10.18

An engineering week. Lots of fun and thinking ! Can they get the cogs to turn ? Can they make 3D shapes ? Can they follow the steps to make the different objects ? They certainly did ! Ardderchog eto

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Week 5 Group 1  18.10 2018

An engineering and design task. Building a tower from spaghetti and marshmallows. The pupils built on prior knowledge and used triangle shapes to add stability.  They used diagonal links to add strength. Very impressive team work. The tallest tower was 48 cm . Not one marshmallow was consumed in the process ! Ardderchog plant . 

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Week 4 group 1  11.10.18 

This week the pupils were predicting what material would stop the sugar tower collapsing . Next they discussed how to use absorbent paper to make water travel from the first plate to the third plate . Super science skills ! Ardderchog

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Week 3 Group 1  4.10.18 

Science fun. Making coloured layered water. Lots of predictions. Would the colours mix or stay separate ?  Year 2 were amazing. Some super skills using syringes to slowly layer the water. A steady hand and lots of patience. They mixed up different concentrations of sugar solutions and then started with the solution with the most sugar first. Some definite chemists in the making. Ardderchog year 2! 

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Week 2. Group 1 . 27.9.18

The building bridges finale. Lots of persisting and trial and error. But all the groups succeeded in making a bridge. There was a wide range of designs . 

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 Week 1 Group 1 20.9.2018

Building Bridges .

The children looked at different designs of bridges. They noticed that many bridges are designed around triangle shapes. Triangles are very strong shapes. Their task is to build a straw bridge that can support an object. They really persisted and the results will be revealed next week. 

 

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Week  5. 17.5.18

Paper plate rollercoasters. Great fun and lots of persisting. Gravity rules and year 2 ‘s challenge was to control the marble . Engineers in the making ! Ardderchog year 2 

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Week 4. 10.5.18

sugar towers and pyramids. Deciding which face of the sugar cube would be the best to build a tower . Can you decide ? Next sugar pyramids using a 6x6 base. Then working out the number . One group counted correctly .... 91!

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Week 3 . 03.05.18 

STEM club! Stopping the sugar cube tower from absorbing the coloured water and collapsing. Some super predictions and correct choice of foil and grease proof paper and NOT tissue paper! Lovely vocabulary used to describe what happened.... sucking up, melting. Great work year 2. Ardderchog !

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Week  2.  26.4.18 .The paperchain finale and felt pen chromatography. The children separated the different colours that were in the felt pens. Then they measured the paper chains using non standard units .... themselves !

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Week 6 . Always a favourite , spaghetti and marshmallow towers and dominoes. 

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Week 5 tower building and pentominoes 

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Week 4 Robotic hands.

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Week 3 Group 2

This week' s challenge was the old favourite moving the sticks to make new shapes. Lots of trial and error and certainly persistence needed. 

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The bridge challenge result. We have a winner ......

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The bridge challenge, over 2 weeks, the task to build a bridge to support a cup and blocks. We looked at different designs and discussed shapes that are used. Materials to be used are straws, string, tape and paper clips. Lots of thinking and discussing took place. Take a look next week to see who succeeded in the challenge. 

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Week 6

A festive Physics challenge. Rudolph rockets powered by balloons and Newton’s laws of motion. Excellent fun and  the children were very competitive. Merry Christmas .

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Paper Chain Challenge week 5

Week 1 and 2 

The challenge this week was to make a bridge from straws that would hold a cup and 10 multi link blocks. This took a lot of trial and error. However nobody gave up and each group succeeded. Some engineers in the making.

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Week 3.

Marshmallow challenge this week . The teams used spaghetti and marshmallows to design a structure . They recognised that triangles are the most sturdy shape. There were many variations and methods and not one marshmallow was consumed by the children in the process !

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Year 2 Week 4 

This  week's challenge was 2 fold. The first was a maths, shape challenge. Move 3 lollipops to create another 5 squared shape. How many shapes did they make? Lots of different methods and attempts. The second part was an engineering challenge. To build the tallest lollipop and peg tower. The skills needed were definitely persistence, co-operation, discussion and a steady hand. 

Take a look at the photos of our super STEM team.

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