In class, we have been learning about minibeasts. Minibeasts have no backbone. We went on a nature walk and created minibeasts with things we could find in the sensory garden.
This craft is fun for kids because they get to go on a nature “treasure hunt” to find some beautiful little bits of life. They can use the things they find to create bugs and creatures using their imaginations.
Our class was very excited today as we have started our STEM rotations for the On the Move inquiry unit. Over the next 5 weeks, we will be rotating around to all the grade 2 teachers and doing a STEM activity.
Today we made floating boats. Our boat had to float in water and be able to carry at least one marble.
The only materials we had to make our boat was a piece of aluminium foil and some masking tape.
We had to design our boat, deciding how to best use the foil and what shape and size our boat was going to be. It was very tricky. In the end we had so many different boats!
It was a lot of trial and error to make the most successful boat.