Eggstranaut challenge!

posted 16 May 2013, 09:16 by m coleman   [ updated 16 May 2013, 09:19 by ]
Our mission was to create a parachute to get the eggstranaut back home safely to Earth after his rocket crashed.
We chose the groups we worked in and talkked about the kind of parachute we would like to create. We worked together to draw a design of our parachute and then label the materials and fixings we would need. It was fantastic to see the children working as a team, listening to each other and using each other's strengths.
Then we used our designs to collect our materials and make our parachute.
We took it in turns to launch the parachutes with our eggstranauts to se if they landed safely without cracking. As a class we decided we need to launch them from the same place and in the same way for it to be a fair test.