The igniter for the Year 3’s sessions this week was the fabulous picture book ‘Violet the Pilot’. Students were motivated by the 4 challenge stations 1. A mystery bag - build an aircraft 2. Design, build and test a hovercraft out of a CD and Balloon (Newton’s Law) 3. Create and launch two Rockets, one build for distance, one built for height (made out of 2 straws and fins) 4. Build a 3D invention or aircraft from a LEGO kit. Simple stations that produced lots of conversation, thinking and inventing. The hovercrafts were a real challenge, some definitely moved but not with the finesse of the how to video (downloaded from You Tube and shared via iPad and headphones, placed on their station). I need to remember to set up an iPad on time lapse to capture a day in our space. I love that students are recording their builds via video and taking lots of photos to write about and reflect on later. These experiences will also be posted on Seesaw and accessed against our schools Skills and Attitudes.
I wonder what the kids will call me, today one said "I'm looking for the Apple Teacher"......and another said "Are you Mrs Maker?" ......funny.