Year 8 had a fantastic entry point for their Resilience unit where they created a mass domino effect. They were split into their new table teams, were given a box of objects and were responsible for creating one section of the domino run. They had to do many trial runs and showed tremendous enthusiasm and persistence when things didn’t go according to plan. Learners thoroughly enjoyed their entry point and were able to guess what the big idea and theme was from their experience.
During this learning block all learners have participated in their very first Science Fair at iCAN.
They learned about the meaning of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and how subjects such as art, design technology and maths could link to their projects.
Learners worked in table teams to brainstorm ideas they wanted to investigate and were encouraged to link their project to a real life issue or aspect of STEM. It was a wonderful opportunity for learners to develop their science skills whilst developing their knowledge of a specific STEM issue or question.
After 5 weeks of hard work, successes, failures, russian market adventures and glue gun dramas the MY learners were proud to host their first Science Fair. We are grateful to the many visitors who took the time to speak to learners and see the incredible work that they did, both in carrying out their investigations and in displaying their planning and results.