Wednesday, January 28, 2015


It has been a while since my last post and I have lots of photographs and news to share, so check back often as I will be updating frequently.

Trimester 2 started right before holiday break and grade 7 students started with a unit on Technology and its impact on our lives.  We quickly transitioned to "Construction Technology" and structures.  I like to get students started with hands-on labs as quickly as possible. I presented the students with two challenges.  The first was to design and build a structure capable of supporting a heavy load (cinder block and rocks) constructed from one sheet of printer paper, one sheet of overhead projector paper, two straws and 12 inches of tape.  The second challenge required the students to build the tallest, free standing tower possible from  one sheet of printer paper and six inches of tape.  The tallest was just shy of 50 inches.  The photographs below display some of the creative results.

No comments:

Post a Comment