Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Gymnastics Equipment

Right now the gymnastics equipment is set up in the gym three days a week.  There are six different stations with many different activities to take part in.  Here are some photos from our gymnastics adventures.

Salvador Dali

Today's guest teacher taught us about Salvador Dali and we were then encouraged to create our own versions of one of his melted clocks.  Here are some photos from our lesson today.

Paper Airplane Challenge

For last week's home learning we were required to do a little research on paper airplanes.  We then had to design an airplane, prototype it, and then modify and fix it.  On Tuesday morning everyone returned to school excited to give their plans a fly except we had to ground all the planes due to weather.  Thankfully today we were able to fly our planes.

To make the contest fair, each child was given just one chance to fly and everyone had to send off their plane from the same spot.  We then used a piece of string to measure how far our planes traveled.  There were some very long, and some not quite as long strings when we were done.  We then took all the strings and taped them to one spot to see whose plane traveled the furthest based on the length of the string.

While some of us struggled with flying our planes, and others of us struggled with designing our planes we all learned a lot from this challenge.  Have you ever done a paper airplane challenge before?

Photos taken by photography volunteers Rian and Safa.  For more information about our paper airplanes and our experiences check out our student blogs where many of us have written a reflection on the process.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Animal Adaptation Design Challenge

This week we learned a bit about animal adaptations and then we were asked to create some kind of adaptation to make an animal's life a little easier.  We came up with many ideas including making a diaper for a rabbit, and a fan for a polar bear lost in India.  As we worked through this challenges we also focussed our attention on the BC Core Competencies.  It was important that we worked well with the person we had chosen to work with and that we used both our critical and creative thinking.  Here are some photos our planning and prototyping.