This term a group of 8 students have been working with Ms Moloney on a Monday afternoon on completing some hands-on STEM tasks. They have shown creative thinking, resilience and used trial and error to complete the challenges. They have been using Turing Tumble boards which set challenges to use moving parts to create a path for a ball to travel and achieve a specific output. The challenges started easier to allow the students to understand and see how the parts work and move. The students built on their knowledge each week to complete more challenging paths with more complex parts.
This week the challenge was flipped! They were required to create their own task for a peer to complete. They were required to specify the output and the objective of the task and stipulate which pieces could be used. After testing their theory and finding a solution, they were able to challenge their peers…..
Throughout the challenges it has been pleasing to see the children working together and supporting each other, building friendships and the resilience displayed through some of the frustrating times.