Stem Challenge in the Senior Room

Pupils in 4th, 5th and 6th class were challenged with building a rainforest dwelling/house that would withstand monsoon conditions. They were encouraged to use natural materials as far as possible. Children used wooden blocks; mud; twigs; leaves; elastic bands; bits of tiles/slates and some tinfoil for the roof.

All houses were well designed and survived the initial monsoon weather conditions (rain – and wind). However when they began to dry out in the coming days some houses suffered damage to the walls from the dry conditions – the walls became too dry and started cracking. They had great fun designing and building the houses and putting them to the test.