Friday, August 13, 2010

BP Technology Challenge

This week we were very lucky because we got to do two BP Technology Challenges, one on Monday with all the Year 5's and one on Thursday with our class.
On Monday every group was given a plastic bag, 4 pieces of paper, 1 piece of card, string, sellotape and an egg. Our goal was to construct something that could keep an egg safe from breaking if it was dropped from the top of a ladder. Every group took their time to think of an idea. Only one group managed to stop their egg from cracking. One group was very close and one group was an absolute disaster. Their egg feel out and smashed on the ground before the devise even made it down.

On Thursday we did another BP Technology Challenge. This time Mrs Larsen gave us ice block sticks, straws, selloptape and string. We had to create a devise that stuck out from a desk and could hold a marble. The longest one was going to be the winner. Every team that finished met the criteria. Some were long and some were short. One team however, didn't get theirs finished in time. But they showed us how it was to work. Mrs Larsen was very impressed. They were very creative and they worked the best as a team. I wonder what the next one will be.

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