As part of Education Week, our school held an open afternoon where parents and families were invited into our classrooms to help complete our challenge.
Our challenge was to build a structure using only icy-pole sticks, tape & string that could hold a tennis ball for more than 10 seconds. We talked about the strongest shape in structures being a triangle – some people chose to use this advice and some chose to ignore it. Some structures were heavily reinforced with masking tape!
Most of the structures could handle a tennis ball. So Miss Fraser decided to test our structures with heavier objects. First she tried a tissue box and then a large notepad. Again, most structures survived! Miss Fraser decided to then see if they could withstand having a tennis ball dropped on them…
It was fantastic to see students testing their own structures with tennis balls and then with heavier objects too – such as drink bottles and even the contents of a locker!
We enjoyed having so many family members in our classroom to assist with our learning. We will be holding a Family Blogging Afternoon next week too!