Today we learned about shapes which make structures strong. This is important SCIENCE and we will be talking about what made it a “Fair Test” tomorrow. Great teamwork today and we certainly proved that triangles are much stronger than squares – even when they are 3D cubes!
All those bits of pasta and marshmellows!
First we tested how strong the triangle and square shapes were.
Then we built the 3D cube and triangular pyramid. We tested how strong they were and found that the pyramid stood strong but the cube twisted and collapsed!
Then we made them stronger but adding more pasta to create more triangles!
Today we are going to be looking at Our Patch – here in Margaret River.
We live in the south-west of Western Australia.
- Can you find where we are on this map?
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAP – you need to zoom in to find us
2. What kinds of activities do people do in Our Patch – as a business which affects the environment? (Think of the things you see around you when you drive around – between Busselton and Augusta) Some of them are natural and some of them are man-made.
Today you will be writing about and drawing your favourite two places in Our Patch: one will be a NATURAL PLACE and one will be a MAN-MADE PLACE. I can’t wait to see what places you will choose.
Everybody deserves a huge pat on the back for your hard work today. 🙂 It was a challenging task but you worked together well in your teams to sort dates and facts, then match them to actual pictures of our school.
I hope you have learnt a lot of new facts about how our school structure has grown and the materials used over the years….since 1927! Now we can answer quite a few of your Wonderings on our Wonderings Wall. Great work! 😎
Enjoy this slideshow and remember what a great day it was! This excursion was the final event for our inquiry Our Patch – Past, Present and Future and our end of year fun day! 😎
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