Friday, 14 August 2015

Problem solving with Technology

Make way for emerging aviation engineers!
Room 14 are taking on the skies by learning how to get to the moon...
Well, maybe not the real moon, but we did have to work out how to make our space rocket travel to the moon ( where we discovered the moon is not made of cheese, but cardboard - hee, hee). 
Meanie Miss Pulman handed out some materials and a photograph, but no instructions to follow.




















There was plenty of debate, drawing, cutting, fixing, re-drawing, re-cutting and plenty of measuring.
We discovered the tricky parts were
  • making sure our rocket was wide enough for the straws to fit
  • that we attached the string in a loop to the moon BEFORE threading it through the straws
  • our string was the right length and did not twist
  • the tabs for pulling were the right size for holding onto
This made us wonder what it must be like to create a prototype. Key characteristics we decided upon were
  • patience
  • resilience
  • collaboration
  • being organised
Super work Room 14, eat your heart out NASA!





3 comments:

  1. What a fun but maybe frustrating task! I am sure everyone persevered and showed great resilience! Thanks for the photos Miss Pulman, it made me feel like I was with you in the classroom. Ms Fothergill.

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  2. What a fun but maybe frustrating task! I am sure everyone persevered and showed great resilience! Thanks for the photos Miss Pulman, it made me feel like I was with you in the classroom. Ms Fothergill.

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  3. WOW Room 14 these looks fantastic. Such a neat learning experiences and made challenging by not having the instructions. That would certainly have taken some problem skills to 'nut' out! Kai Pai. Miss H

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