Over the past weeks our elementary students showcased the boats and bridges they constructed for science. This is an excellent exercise in creativity, problem solving and putting their knowledge to the test.
The grade two classes built boats to show their understanding of buoyancy and shared them with the other grades! Students explored what sinks and what floats, and what makes an effective watercraft. Through building and testing a variety of floating objects, students learn the importance of selecting appropriate materials and the importance of workmanship in shaping, positioning, fitting and waterproofing their constructions, so they will do the intended job.
The grade three classes put their knowledge to the test building bridges. Since school started this year, they learned many things about building. They learned about designs, materials, shapes, structure purposes and experimented with methods of building. It was fun to see so many families and students encourage and support them at their Building Showcase.