Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Design and Make Project

Dear Parents and Carers,

As you might already be aware, Year 3 is learning about materials, forces and heat as part of our inquiry unit this term. They will work over the rest of this term on designing and making a lunch box that requires them to apply and demonstrate their understanding of the scientific concepts we have explored so far.

By the end of this week, your child will have completed a plan of their lunch box and should be able to explain to you what they wish to make, the materials required, and why they have chosen to make the lunch box this particular way. We would appreciate your assistance in providing your child with the specific materials that they will need.

We will provide students with the following common materials and resources should they need them:
  • A plain insulating filling (eg polar fleece)
  • Glue and adhesive tapes
  • Simple plastic containers (eg take away food containers) that could be used as a starting point to assemble materials around
We will also be trying to locate some other simple, low-cost materials, but cannot guarantee what we can source at this stage.

We are also encouraging sustainability in this project, so some students are thinking that they may be able to use materials from items at home that are no longer being used (eg old lunch bags). We have explained to all students that these items can only be used if you give them permission to do so.

The making stage of this project will begin next week.

Thank you for your support. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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