P7a have been using Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths to solve a variety of problems. We have investigated the structure of bridges and their weight bearing properties. We created our own weight bearing structures using dry spaghetti and plasticine.
We were amazed to learn that Christchurch Cathedral in New Zealand is made of cardboard! We were challenged to fold paper in such a way that it would hold a volume of water. We used our findings to predict how much water different sizes of paper would hold.
Using rotational symmetry as a stimulus, we investigated a variety of pinwheel designs to discover which were more effective.
Here are some photos of the work we have been doing.
What a fantastic trip to Domino’s Pizza, Gilmerton. We learned about the pizza dough and how the pizza is put together and baked. We all had our own mini pizza to take back to school and enjoy – yum! Thank you to Mishka and Joe for an interesting (and delicious) visit.
Please look at our presentation for parents from the August curriculum evening: