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January 11, 2024
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Cardboard Constructors

Yesterday we had a cardboard construction challenge as a MakerSpace warm up. The challenge was to make something out of pieces of cardboard. The target was to make the tallest or most artistic creation. The limitation was only pieces of cardboard could be used and the biggest size you could use was 10cm. No Glue, … Continue reading “Cardboard Constructors” Continue reading

December 22, 2023
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Christmas Challenge

Primary 5-06-7 had a STEM challenge yesterday. The children had to create a sledge to carry a small assortment of sweets down a ramp. We were looking for the one that could go furthest without losing its cargo and the best looking on. The Biggies are getting really good with their practical skills in the … Continue reading “Christmas Challenge” Continue reading

March 11, 2020
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Cardboard Engineers part 3

Most of the Biggies have now finished their marvellous machines. They took the basic cams and added some artistic flair. Some of the class needs to go to the Kilsyth Academy Maths competition this morning so they need a wee bit more time to finish. We lalso took some short videos on the machines in … Continue reading “Cardboard Engineers part 3” Continue reading

March 10, 2020
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Cardboard Engineers part 1

The Biggies are spending the day tinkering and engineering. Already we have used our maths skills, measuring, dividing and knowing about the properties of shape; Our problem solving; practical skills and helping each other when two hands are not enough. Our next steps will involve more problem solving and practical skills to get our cams … Continue reading “Cardboard Engineers part 1” Continue reading

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