P4 and P5 have been enjoying STEM Challenges in their Thursday afternoon class with Miss Richmond. This week their challenge was to:-
‘Build a free standing tower with a marshmallow on the top, using only spaghetti, masking tape, string and one marshmallow’
The children had 10 minutes planning time in their groups, and then 25 minutes to build their towers. This challenge developed their skills in ‘Thinking Skills’ and ‘Personal Capabilities’ as they worked on problem solving, working with others as a group, communication and decision making. Each group completed the challenge and there were some very tense moments towards the end, as the marshmallow was added to the tower.