Tag: inquiry

Boats that Float! Buoyancy Challenge

Below the video is more information and context for our buoyancy challenge. Miss Tele’a challenged us to design and create a boat that could achieve the following two functions:
1. Float
2. Keep a tea-bag dry.

The only equipment we could use was :
– 20 popsicle sticks
– 4 rubberbands
– paper straws
– craft glue

Watch our video to see if we achieved the 2 specific functions!

As part of our inquiry topic “Our Whenua” – LS1 has completed lots of research and discussion on Mokoikahikuwaru, a taniwha 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’ve branched off into science to learn more about buoyancy – which has to do with floating. This is part two of our create task.

PBS Market Day

Week 8 Wednesday of Term 4 saw Panmure Bridge School’s 2023 Market Day! This term for Inquiry, we have all been learning about the topic ‘Enterprise.’ This has to do with the economy, managing money, and especially running a business. Each class at PBS had the task of designing different products we think other students would like to purchase.

LS1 designed and produced bookmarks and pencil holders. We had lots of fun throughout the design process and especially on the actual market day where students could purchase our products for only 1 token! Everyone had 5 tokens to spend, so lots of the products sold out quite fast.

Here is what some of our pencil holder designs look like.

One of our favourite stalls was LS2’s Ika Aniwaniwa – where they sold harakeke keyrings, and customisable bracelets! Here is Kane and Darius modeling their purchases. Thank you to everyone who purchased one of our products!

   

Rail Transport

The Original post is by Lisea @ Panmure Bridge School

This week I learned about rail transportation.

First I needed to find 3 people to make a group of 4. The people in my group were Ane, Siniva, Jaylee, And Lisea. We needed to go to a table and wait for Miss White to give us a paper to write down what we think a stakeholder is. A stakeholder is when someone gets money for technology. Then we needed technology to get more money.

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Skits

Original Post by Bethany @ Panmure Bridge School.

I learned what a skit is.

First I came up with a brainstorm about morals. We wrote morals like Never judge a book by its cover, Stay safe online, and many more. Morals are short sentences that tells lessons. For ex: ‘Once a wolf always a wolf’ is a moral and it tell a lesson. That means, once evil is always evil. The lesson we choose is Stay safe online.

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