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NASA Lunar Lander Challenge

Primary 5 have been learning all about Space this term.  As part of this, we looked at the Moon Landing by Apollo 11.  They were set the challenge to work in pairs in order to create their own lunar landing module using only the materials provided.

They had to think carefully about their design to make sure their astronauts (big marshmallows!) didn’t fall out of the module when dropped from a height of 30cm.  Some managed to drop their module successfully from a height of 2m!!

It was excellent to see such brilliant problem solving and a range of other maths skills from all of the pupils.


P7S trip to the Shetland Museum and Archives

P7S went to visit the Shetland Museum last Wednesday. They were shown some exhibits from Shetland during WWII in the display cabinet and also had the chance to make peg dolls after thinking about the ‘Make Do And Mend’ policy, of making the best use of materials at the time.

P7S are also very busy making Anderson Shelters at the moment as part of our WWII topic. So far this has involved a great deal of problem solving – and fun!