Many thanks to Marnie's dad for coming in to talk about engineering with the Year 6 STEM classes. He compared the load-bearing structures in a building to the bones in the human skeleton.
Last week, our building challenge was to make a human figure from a set list of materials -- pop sticks, elastic and bricks. Not easy!
This week, we set out with Year 5 to understand some features of modern factories like the assembly line and worker specialisation. We ran "factories" to produce copies of a pop stick figure. Congratulations to the managers and the workers!