Structure Challenge

I saw this last year and was immediately amazed at this little boys creativity. I thought it would be fun this year for the grade 3 class to create an arcade for their final structure challenge. We have made bridges and towers in the past.
Each student will create an arcade game from cardboard boxes and other recycled materials. They need to have rules to play the game. I am so excited to see how creative they will be.

Amazing Arch

Arch bridges are one of the most popular types of bridges, which came into use over 3000 years ago. Because of their design, stone and wood arch bridges became very popular during the Roman Empire, when architects managed to build over 1000 stone arch bridges in Europe, Asia and North Africa. Many of those bridges remain standing even today.

Amazing Structures


Click on the link below to learn more about structures!
http://homeworkzone.tvokids.com/videos/whatmakesstructurestable

Structures are amazing. They are all around us. Structures need to be strong. This means they need to be made of materials that help them keep their shape. Structures also need to be stable. This means they must be steady and not fall over.
Structures carry out jobs. A building provides people with shelter. A bridge helps people cross water. A spiderweb helps a spider catch insects to eat.
Can you think of a structure and what its job would be? You can add your ideas to the comment bubble beside this post. I am excited to read them! 🙂

Take Time To Remember

Remembrance Day is such an important day for us and not just on November 11 but everyday. It is so important to take time to remember all the sacrifices that were made for us so we have freedom and peace in our lives.
Armistice Day is on the 11th day of November and is also known as Remembrance Day. It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, back in 1918. A two minute silence is held at 11am to remember the people who have died in wars.

What will you do to remember and thank all the people who gave their time and lives for us?

Quality Comments

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