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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Boat building challenge - Part 1

Hello everyone and welcome back to school!  Here in Room 2, we have kick-started our final term with a boat building S.T.E.M challenge.

Throughout the year, our school has been focusing on "Awa (River)" - in term one we looked at the water cycle, in term two we looked at water conservation and what makes a healthy awa, in term three we learnt about the history of our own awa 'Taumarere', and for this term we are going to look at creating something that can float on our awa.

The challenge: To build a boat that will allow our "explorers" to sail across the ocean without sinking.



First we had to do a lot of brainstorming together in small groups.  We were only given certain materials to use for the challenge.  Furthermore, we had to buy the material using our class dojo points that we have been collecting throughout the year. 




Our groups have successfully built a boat each, and some of us have been able to test our boats on water.  Our next step is to test our boat with our explorer as well.

Watch this space...

15 comments:

  1. Hi KawaKawa I am Kade from Rimu at Yaldhurst Model School.
    I really liked how you put the children
    into groups to work together.
    It is also a really cool way to start the term.
    They made some pretty cool boats.
    Bye
    Kade

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  2. Hi KawaKawa Im Eben from yaldhurst Model School
    I think putting them into group work will help them with their work and help them develop social skills.Do you think about saying why you guys decided to do a boat building challenge.Maybe you could make it more interesting next time.
    Eben

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  3. Hi Kawakawa I am Hunter from yaldhurst model school.
    I liked how you have put the children into groups to work together.
    we are working on working together as will,I really like working together as will. Next time i think you can work on how much writing you writ in a blog post i think you can writ a bit more on that blog post.

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  4. Hi my name is Toby from Yaldhurst Model School. I like the way you drew that boat what day did you drew that how come you done a little boat.

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    1. Hey cooper this is Thom from yaldhurst.
      Next time you need to write more and take away the sarcasm

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  6. Hi room 2, I am Thom from yaldhurst school.
    I think it is really cool that you guys can help build the boat and plan it out. Is it kind of like youŕe inquiry, because at the moment I am doing an inquiry on land pollution.

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  7. Hi Room 2, I'm Teegan and I'm a year 6 student at YMS.
    I went Sailing recently and we learnt how to make the boats work and how to use them! It was really fun!
    Did you know that you have to go to the left side of the boat to turn right.
    Why did you have to learn about all of the rivers history and how its healthy?
    Great Work
    Kind Regards, Teegan Ducharme

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  8. Hi my name is waereti i am a year 6 at kawakawa primary i like the way how you guy brainstorm your boat i think it is really cool...

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  9. Hi KawaKawa I am isaacfrom Rimu at Yaldhurst Model School.
    I really liked how you put the children
    into groups to work together.
    It is also a really cool way to start the term.
    They made some pretty cool boats.
    Bye
    isaac

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  10. Hi Kawa Kawa,
    My name is Rhys and I am from yaldhurst model school
    I am a year five and I think it is a cool idea to do that
    and if you succeeded good job if you didn't
    it doesn't really matter because you tried anyway.

    Yours sincerly
    Rhys R

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  11. Hi Room 2, I'm Teegan and I'm a year 6 student at YMS.
    I went Sailing recently and we learnt how to make the boats work and how to use them! It was really fun!
    Did you know that you have to go to the left side of the boat to turn right.
    Why did you have to learn about all of the rivers history and how its healthy?
    Great Work
    Kind Regards, Teegan Ducharme

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