Stage 2 have been learning about sustainability in HIGE and Science and Technology. Mr Coote gave us a challenge to conduct a sustainability audit of Inaburra School and write a proposal of a change that we could make to make our school more sustainable. Year 3 conducted their audit on Wednesday - we found lots of things that Inaburra is already doing to be sustainable! We also discovered some areas that we could improve in. As an added bonus, we got to enjoy the sunshine and spend time walking around different parts of the school that we don't usually get to see.
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
More Design Challenges!
Some of our Year 3 students formed teams to see how tall they could design a tower made only from 20 plastic cups. The winning towers were over 140cm tall! We learnt how towers must have stable bases or they will fall down if they get very tall.
Tuesday, 6 September 2016
On Monday afternoons Year 3 have been working on some interesting design challenges requiring them to work effectively in groups and to use their knowledge and skills from a range of curriculum areas.
Last week students had to design a paper plane that would fly the furthest. This week students had to make the longest possible chain they could from one piece of paper. It has been very interesting to see the different ways that students think and cooperate. Students are learning to persevere, even when tasks can be difficult or frustrating. They are working hard to cooperate with others and solve problems as they arise.