Tuesday, 21 March 2017

STEM challenge

Last Thursday, children in VW were faced with a ‘STEM’ challenge; they had to design a free standing structure which was capable of holding a netball at least 30cm off the ground. The class had a great time, experimenting with lots of different ideas. They incorporated struts and beams to help strengthen their structure, thinking carefully about the relationship between the base and height. Miss. Whipps was impressed with the way the children worked together, using ‘trial and error’ to help develop their ideas further. Thank you to to all those who have donated newspapers!