2022 – 2023
Science Week – Balancing
Science Week – Skittle Experiment
2021 – 2022
Energy and Forces – Space Week
Engineers Week – Young Engineers at Work
Aistear – The Supermarket
Let’s build a gate
Our first challenge was based on our Halloween poem ‘5 Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate.’ The objective was to build a gate for 5 pumpkins to sit on, but the pumpkins had to sit on the gate….without falling off and that was very tricky. The children needed to work with their partners to plan, do and review if needed. We saw some groups think outside the box; some balancing their pumpkins on each other, some changing their building materials as they felt their gate wasn’t sturdy enough and others reviewing the construction of their gate to make a hole in the gate for 1 pumpkin to sit on.
There was such excitement in the air as the children rose to the challenge. Check out the photos of how we got on during the activity.