Skills: Thinking Skills, Research Skills
Challenge: The Coin Bride
You will need:
Gather some coins and use them to build a bridge. The straw should be able to pass under your bridge without touching the coins! How tall, wide and strong can you make your bridge?
Take a photo or a video of your bridge, reflect on (and share):
- How many coins did you use to make your bridge?
- What helped you create your bridge?
- What other materials can you use to create different types of bridges?
Here are a few different bridges around the world. Feel free to share some examples of the different bridges you create!
Approaches to Learning (ATL’s)
Analysing: Observe carefully.
Generating novel ideas: Make unexpected or unusual connections between objects and/or ideas.
Considering new perspectives: Ask “what if” questions, Identify strengths and areas for improvement.
Formulating and planning: Ask or express through play questions that can be researched.
Data gathering and documenting (audio recording, drawing, photographing): Use all senses to observe and notice details.