On Thursday the Middles had one of our mums -Mrs.Mac Mahon – come into our classroom and discuss how science has helped us not only understand our world better but use a range of skills and materials to create or invent things that assist us in the home, on the road, in the air and beyond our world – from Rockets to Range – Rovers science has been at the forefront of thinking and solving problems.
On this day we looked at the humble walking stick from its early origins as a piece of wood found lying on the ground to the modern day alloyed – multi- adjustable rubber stopped walking stick.
We investigated how there was a need for this device and how it has evolved over time through an understanding of bio mechanics and material properties.
Most informative and most grateful to our presenter. The students gained a deeper insight into the process of design and how ‘necessity truly is the mother of invention’
Term 2 begins and already we are flying . I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break with your children and that everybody is rested and ready to hit the ground running.
We are beginning our Scientific Investigation into ‘How has science made the world a better place?’ and look forward to investigating some of the following questions.
• How has science made the world a better place?
• What areas of life benefit or have been improved by Science? How has this happened?
• What is an invention?
• Why do people invent things?
• How do things work?
• Can we be scientists?
Our focus here will be the design process and how science solves problems to a host of every day needs.