This week the children were tasked with designing their own tightrope structures and working as a team to create a collaborative outcome. We learnt all about our centre of balance, gravity and what it takes for an object to balance well. When looking at shapes and objects we have to consider attributes such as weight. Balancing scissors was tricky…. Why?
The children were then tasked with making their own tightropes. There was a variety of materials available to them and the children had to select what they think would work best.
All children were successful in creating a tightrope and character to balance on the rope. Some were successful in making their characters move. Not only did each individual have to use their knowledge of design and science, at this point children had to apply their maths knowledge, considering both symmetry and weight.
What features did you have to consider when constructing your tightrope? Which Values did you use? Which Skills?