Tuesday, 31 May 2016

STEM (Engineering)

This week Room 1 has being doing some more engineering. The challenge is to make a free standing bridge that can withhold a heavy weight. They are only allowed to use 200 popsicle sticks and either sellotape or glue. It is a very testing challenge where the children have to use their prior knowledge on what they already know about bridges, then answer the questions and test them out. What design are you going to use? How many sticks will you need to build it? Here is some photos of the kids beginning their bridges:

Monday, 23 May 2016

Golf Skills

On Thursday we had Murray Martan come to school and teach Room 1 some golf skills. They learnt how to swing a golf club and make the ball go a far distance. At the end of the lesson we had a competition to see who was the best golfer in the class. A big thanks to Murray for coming out and teaching us some golf skills.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Room 7 buddy reading

This term Room 1 is going to be doing an ongoing buddy reading program with Room 7. Here is some photos of the kids reading to the room 1 students:

Monday, 9 May 2016

Robotic Engineering

This Term for Auroa School's Topic project we are doing Engineering. Room 1's engineering project is Robotic Engineering. For our first project Room 1 had to make a bot and trailer that could carry a heavy weight. The bot and trailer that could hold the heaviest weight won. In groups the kids made their bot and trailer and then programmed it. Some of the bot and trailers failed to carry weights and some of them could carry many. All the kids had a lot of fun building them. Here is some photos of their bot