This week form 2 looked at the process of paper making. The children had the opportunity to explore their creative abilities and apply critical thinking skills while constructing their own paper bridges. To deepen their understanding of paper’s structural properties, the children engaged in a hands-on activity which involved designing and constructing their own paper bridges.

The parameters of the task required the bridges to support the weight of a toy car and be longer than 40cm. The children worked collaboratively in small groups, applying both their theoretical knowledge and their imagination to build their bridges. The project provided an opportunity for the children to enhance their critical thinking skills. They evaluated the effectiveness of their bridges by considering factors such as stability, weight distribution, and overall strength. Through this process, they learned how to analyse and reflect on their work.