St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

DO ALL THAT YOU DO WITH LOVE

Clairmont Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 9BE

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This week in STEM we thought about those places/countries who do not have a regular supply of electricity through the national grid network.  We considered that they needed alternative sources.  Our objective was to create 'something' that would be able to lift a paper cup from the floor to the table using wind.  After chatting in our groups we designed and then made our working model.  Sometimes we had to refine our solutions to make them work better.  We found that not everyone had the same idea and that sometimes it was difficult to come to a compromise that everyone was happy with.  

Our first STEM club activity was to build a bridge using chocolate!   We tested to see how much weight a plank bridge would hold versus a girder box bridge.  We 'welded' and 'spot welded' and learned about rotation (that happened most with the curly wurly bars).   One bridge held a total weight of 2.2kg!  We recognised that this wasn't a fair test though because we had used different chocolate bars, and had constructed our girders in different ways.  However, we worked well in our teams to try and build different sized girder bridges to take the maximum load.  It was a great investigation.  Well done to everyone for getting involved and sharing their ideas.  Next club will be on MONDAY 14 MAY as it is Bank Holiday Monday next week.  

Lists of children in each club for Summer Term 2018

Please click HERE to view the lists of childen in each club for the summer term.

 

IF YOUR CHILD HAS BEEN ALLOCATED A PLACE IN ART CLUB, PLEASE CAN THEY BRING A WHITE OR LIGHT COLOURED PLAIN T-SHIRT TO THE FIRST SESSION!!

As there is a Waiting List for Art Club – weekly attendance is expected (unless your child is ill of course).