On May 27, Ms. Galloway held a special Science Technology Engineering and Math challenge for the Grade 4, 5, and 6 Project Based Learning classes. Their challenge was to build an earthquake-proof structure out of materials including pipe cleaners, tape, popsicle sticks, straws, toothpicks and elastic bands. Teams were given a set time and then were asked to explain why their structure would hold up in an earthquake.
These types of challenges see students working, thinking, and creating with other students whom they might not necessarily collaborate with in a classroom setting. It was great to see these minds engaged and hard at work!