Paper Boat Challenge

As part of our inquiry topic “Our Whenua” for this term – we did lots of research and discussion on a local legend – Mokoikahikuwaru, a taniwha that was known as the guardian of Panmure.  One of the key features of Mokoikahikuwaru, was that it would appear as if it were a large log floating in the water.  From this, we branched off into science and did some learning about buoyancy – which has to do with floating.  One of our create tasks was to create a paper boat.  We then used this paper boat in a fun class challenge – seeing who could blow it across the ‘river’ to the other side first.  After this, we constructed boats out of different material.  We will blog about that very soon, but for now – enjoy our video!



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