This week In STEM we were tasked with making a parachute to protect an egg when dropped from a height. Each team worked extremely hard to protect their egg. We ventured over to the church to test them out. 2 groups managed not to break their egg when dropped, 1 group had a broken egg before leaving the classroom!
Everybody worked brilliantly together and thoroughly enjoyed their last week at STEM club.
This week in STEM each group were provided with a bag of marshmallows and a pack of spaghetti.
The rules were:
1. It has to be free standing.
2. It must be taller than 60cm.
3. You may eat the marshmallows.
To gain extra materials you could do 5 burpees for 1 marshmallow or 5 star jumps for 5 pieces of spaghetti.
Only one group managed to make their tower stand!
This week our challenge was to create a paper helicopter. We had to experiment with different materials and different heights. Each group then had to present their helicopter to the rest of the group explaining why they should win.
We had some fantastic creations and presentations!
Join us next week for more STEM challenges.
Today our challenge was:
Can you use the materials in your group to create a tower that is taller than 30cm and will hold a plastic cup half filled with water?
Each group was provided with basic materials and to gain others had to do a range of activities from flossing to singing baby shark!
All 3 groups did exceptionally well with one group managing to make their cup stand on top of their structure. The boys group correctly pointed out that the cup didn't actually have to be on top of the structure!
Overall it was a very enjoyable first week of STEM club and we are looking forward to more challenges next week.
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