Engineering and Maths
Primary Maths & Science
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2nd and 3rd class have been busy putting together wonderful projects on marine animals. They researched their various projects using textbooks, library books, computers and iPads.
We had great fun constructing 2D shapes and 3D shapes using marshmallows and cocktail sticks .
Skills: experimenting, designing and making, investigating, observing, analysing
Maths, Forces, Materials and their properties
As part of a fun Maths class we constructed 3D and 2D shapes using cocktail sticks and mini marshmallows. We worked on our counting and estimating skills. The marshmallows became the corners and the sticks were the edges of our shapes. After making our shapes we used our imagination to construct other shapes.
The Robot Hand is a simple engineering activity that teaches children all about the world of robotics! With just card, wool and straws the children created a moving, bendable hand. This activity encourages exploration of robotics, engineering, and creative thinking, making it an ideal STEM activity.
This Robotic Hand STEM Activity combines designing and creating and engineering. It also encourages students to think about how the human body functions, robotic technology in the real world, and elements of design.
STEM: A Robotic Hand
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2nd and 3rd class students love a good science experiment, and this one was no exception!
The equipment needed:
Mixing bowl, cling film, sugar, a baking tray and a wooden rolling pin.
To prepare we tightly wrapped cling film over the mixing bowl and sprinkled some sugar on top.
Each child then took turns in banging the rolling pin off the baking tray above the mixing bowl.
They were amazed to discover that the sounds waves produced by the baking tray and rolling pin, do in fact, make the sugar dance on the cling film!