Year 2 YACHTS

Year 2 YACHTS

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During Term 3, Year 2 YACHTS students were challenged to build a self-propelled boat using only the recycled materials provided for their STEM task. After exploring various boat designs, each team selected which boat type they would use. They were provided with scraps of timber, old water bottles, some rubber bands, old plastic ice cream lids and paddle pop sticks. Following the engineering process, students designed, planned, constructed, tested and modified their boats to make improvements. After many weeks of trialling and adjusting their designs, this week they proudly showed their boats to their peers and demonstrated how they worked. Some of the things learned along the way include: it sometimes takes many tries to get things to work the way you want them too; the shape of the boat matters; the propellers need to be made from strong materials; AND hot glue gun ‘glue’ doesn’t work very well when it gets too wet!

Mrs Julie Darr, YACHTS Coordinator

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