Grade 3 Roller Coaster Inquiry
We started off by meeting with Ms. Pennarun & Mrs. Wadsworth to discuss the expectations, big ideas and learning goals in the Grade 3 curriculum.
Then Mrs. Augot and Mrs. Lagerquist planned out the mini challenges.
After each challenge their was a video reflection on flipgrid or seesaw.
Challenge #1: Pipe cleaner Structure
Students explored Strength & Stability while creating a structure made only of pipe cleaners.
Challenge #2: Mystery Bag Structure
Students were given a bag of materials and they had to create the highest structure they could while still maintaining the strength and stability.
We were surprised to see many students use the bag that the materials came in as part of their structure.
Challenge #3: Newspaper Stool
Students had to create a stool made out of newspaper that was strong enough to hold their teachers.
One reflection on the newspaper stool challenge: