Friday, 2 May 2014

Our Technology Expo

On Thursday of week 11, room 14 was buzzing with excitement, not because it was the last day of term but because we would finally be showcasing our work to our parents, friends, and relatives! This term we had started and completed and authentic inquiry starting first with exploring concerns and dilemma's which you can see in our earlier post and then setting about finding out. During our finding out process we researched other's ideas, planned initial designs, collected data from existing spaces around the school, and discussed our ideas with our classmates and Miss Henderson. After collecting all of the information and ideas we needed we set about applying our ideas - This was the fun part-
We first found other people in our class with similar ideas as ours and formed a group, next we started our next phase of planning where we learnt how to draw from a birds-eye-view and included details such as measurements ( Dimensions). We then took our individual plans and collaborated to work out how we could combine them into one successful plan this was a challenge as it was hard to all agree on parts of our design! Once we had competed our final design we finally got to set about making our model ! Some students then briefed their ideas to Miss Harland and had to explain and justify their thinking, they did very well - Miss Harland was very impressed and went away with many interesting ideas for our school environment!

We would like to thank all of the parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, brothers, sisters and friends who came along to our expo, if you were not able to make it we hope you enjoy watching the video of our process!

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