The squashed tomato challenge!
On Friday year 5 used their knowledge of pulleys to help aid the farmers of Nepal.
In our science lesson this week, year 5 took part in a challenge to create a way of transporting tomatoes down a mountian. They had to create a controlled way of transporting the tomatoes and they were not allowed to touch them, catapult or roll them. The children took their inspiration from the farmers of Nepal who struggle to transport tomatoes down the mountain side to transport them across the river.
This stem activity encouraged the children to think scientifically and work as a team. Each member had a role to play and they combined all of their knowledge to ensure they were successful in the task. The winning team was the group who transported the most tomatoes in the shortest amount of time.