Tightrope making in 6W!

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?

18 thoughts on “Tightrope making in 6W!

  1. What features did you have to consider when constructing your tightrope?
    The scissors were harder to balance because it has different weight on each side.
    The skills we used are cutting and sticking.
    Which Values did you use?
    The values we used are teamwork and resilience.
    Which Skills did you use?
    The skills we used are cutting and sticking.

  2. 1. Balancing the scissors was tricky because they were made out of different materials so it’s unbalanced.
    2.When constructing our tightrope we had to consider that the acrobat could balance on the tightrope.
    3.the values we used was team work,resilience and communication.
    4.The skills we used are knotting , taping and cutting .

  3. The scissors was slightly harder to balance because it is asymmetrical and therefore had a different weight on each side .
    The values we used when we were making it was
    Resilience
    Teamwork
    Tenacity
    The skills we used were measuring and cutting .

  4. Balancing scissors was tricky because a scissor has not got a place to hold in a way that it will not wobble.
    When constructing our tightrope we had to consider that the acrobat could balance on the tightrope.
    The values we used when making this was teamwork, communication and resilience.
    The skills we used was crafting and constructing skills.

  5. Balancing the scissors was tricky because one side was made of plastic and the other side was made with metal so it was uneven.
    We had to use a object for our tightrope walker to see if it worked.
    We used teamwork, communication and resilience.
    We used taping skills as well as our knotting skills.

  6. We used wool for the tight rope and water bottles for the objects that were tightening the wool so it wouldn’t be loose, we used the values of teamwork and resilience, we used the skills of taping, drawing and building.

  7. 1. Balancing scissors was tricky … why?
    Scissors was hard to balance because the material we used to build the tightrope was string and the scissors was heavier than the string.
    2. What features did you have to consider when constructing your tightrope?
    We had to make a acrobat to see if it would balance.
    3. Which values did you use?
    We used …
    Teamwork
    Resilience
    Communication
    4. Which skills?
    We used …
    Crafting
    Taping
    Knotting

  8. Balancing the scissors was tricky because it was too heavy and the weight of them wasn’t distributed. The features we had to consider were taunting the rope, and making the acrobat balance on the rope. The values we used were teamwork and resilience.

  9. What features did you have to consider when constructing your tightrope?
    We had to make a acrobat to check if it works

    Which Values did you use?
    We used teamwork and resilience

    Which Skills?
    We used our crafting and knotting skills to attach the rope

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