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...