One of Leonardo's inventions was a parachute. Mrs Jackson set a challenge for Room 1 & 2. We had to create a parachute that would protect an egg when it was dropped from the highest part on the playground. Because Leonardo had to work with limited material, so did we! We used - one plastic bag, 3 pieces of string, a sheet of newspaper and 10 pieces of sellotape.
Our values this term are 'Integrity & Inclusion'.This challenge was a great opportunity for the seniors to work with the juniors and vice versa, building relationships and working cooperatively. We focused on listening to each other's ideas and making sure that everyone was included in the creating and testing of our parachutes.
It was great to see and hear everyone being enthusiastic, encouraging and working together.
Here are some photos from our challenge.
|Elsie and Evie all smiles as they work on their invention|
|Nathan and Cooper showing great concentration|
|Wiremu and Michael putting on the final touches|
|Oh no Elsie! Its an egg-cident!|
|Amber and Max's interesting invention|
|Seth and James used a modified paper plane in their invention|
|Tom & Madeleine had a very technical design!|
|Tamati and Jack M showed great team work with their invention|
|And the after - oops!|
|Shakira, Ethan and Sean's invention was a success!|
|Ryan and Jack G made a great parachute!|