SENTINUS STEAM WORKSHOP
In the STEAM task on Tuesday P5-7 pupils worked in teams of 3 to make a bridge from paper which was structurally stable enough to support a 1kg weight (a bag of sugar) for 30 seconds.
Pupils were then shown how to make sheets of paper stronger by using mandrels to roll them into ‘roll tubes’. These roll tubes then had holes punched in each end so that they could be attached together using plastic rivets which are essentially plastic nuts and bolts. Pupils soon realised the importance of having roll tubes of the same size on opposite sides of the bridge. Pupils also arranged their roll tubes into triangular shapes to support their bridge as triangles are the strongest weight bearing shape. All pupils had success with their bridges and worked very well in their teams. It was great to have our friends from St Mary’s Dunsford in attendance!
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