Friday, 7 May 2021

Building a Raft

 This morning Room 4 took part in a team building STEAM challenge - to build a vessel capable of carrying the weight of a small plastic animal. They were given straws, tape, cardboard and some decorative items.

This week we have been learning to recognise the strength in others and to be willing to work with anyone in the class. This challenge demanded that we communicate effectively with one another and think critically to build our craft.

There were some really creative designs and every group did something a little bit different. This is fantastic as we all bring different strengths and ideas to our groups.

17 comments:

  1. Kia ora Room 4, this is Olivia speaking.
    This activity looks extremely fun to do, I know I, myself would really enjoy this.
    How did the teamwork go while building these? Keep up the good work!

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  2. Hi room 4 I'm Taj also from room 4 but from Ahipara school your boats look amazing, it reminds me of when I did that a long time ago keep up the good work.

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  3. Hi room 4 that sounds fun that you guys get to make a raft and play with the raft. I have a couple of questions: what did you use, how long did it take you and how fun was it? But I wish our class could do that good a job.

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  4. Hi my name is Miki I'm from Ahipara School.This activity looks really fun to do and what did the other groups looks like?

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  5. Hi room 4, I'm Taylor from Ahipara school. I really thought this looked fun and enjoyable. How long did it take to build the rafts? anyways KA PAI!!

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  6. Hi room 4,
    That sounds like heaps of fun! Where did you test them so you could tell if they could float. Maybe next time you could show all the boats in a photo. Keep up the good work!
    from Teal

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  7. Hi there Tane MacDonald here, when I looked at this Blog post I got interested so I opened it up and it was amazing, I saw a lot of imagination and you guys did a good job to design a little raft for a plastic animal.Do you guys have an idea for a life sized raft? bye!

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  8. Hi, David here. Good work, but I have a few questions. One:How big were the rafts? And how did you build them? Also, did you try leaving the rafts in the water to see how long they stayed afloat for?
    Keep up the good work!

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  9. Great blog post. keep the good work up.

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  11. Xavier here from Ahipara school.
    These rafts look great and I'd love to make them one day. Does it take long to make them? Do they beak down easily?.

    See ya

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  12. Hello Joseph here from wesley intermediate Those look awesome it would really cool if you guys made a turtorial on how to make them.Whose raft went the longest.

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  13. Hello my name is Mark and i attend Wesley intermediate and i really like how use had fun doing team steam challenge also i just wanted to now what TEAM STEAM CHALLENGE is.

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  14. hello my name is obe i go to Wesley intermediate school and i rely like what you guys did and its rely creative but you should probably do a video of how to do it presides that i rely like what you guys did.

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  15. Hi, Dayton here. Good work, but I have a few questions. 1.How big were the rafts? 2. And how did you build them? Also, did you try leaving the rafts in the water to see how long they stayed afloat for?
    Keep up the good work!

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  17. Hi my name is Taj, I liked the boat ideas I'm glad they floated keep up the good work.

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