This week in Info Lit, the year fives had some fun completing a STEM activity. STEM stands for Science, Technology, English and Mathematics. These activities start off with a design brief, specific materials, rules and a certain amount of time in which the challenge must be completed.
Here’s what we had to do:
Some pairs made some amazingly long chains!
After we finished our challenge, the students had a range of questions to consider, such as
- What was your method?
- Were you successful? Why/why not?
- What should you have done differently?
- Why was the winning chain the longest?
Take a look at some samples of our work: