Design Disaster!

IMG_5223 IMG_5224 IMG_5225 IMG_5226 IMG_5227 IMG_5228 IMG_5229 IMG_5230 IMG_5231 IMG_5232 IMG_5233 IMG_5234 IMG_5235 IMG_5242 IMG_5243 IMG_5244 IMG_5245 IMG_5246 IMG_5247 IMG_5248 IMG_5249 IMG_5254 IMG_5256 IMG_5257 IMG_5258This week the children have had a fun and exciting design and technology week. We had a variety of challenges – from making paper hold a book to building structures that would survive an earthquake!

The final Challenge was to use our knowledge, skills and understanding to create a chair out of newspapers that the teacher had to sit on. We had to use teamwork to share ideas for our final design.

Today, we got to make it  and test its strength. We tested it with a child in our group first and then, if it survived, the teacher tested it! We used this experience to evaluate and suggest modifications for future improvements.

Look at some of our designs (before and after they had collapsed)!