Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Wilderness Wednesday: Design a Shelter to Protect an Animal from the Rain

Today during Wilderness Wednesday we were given a design challenge. Using the artefacts found on the ground in our schoolyard "forest" we had to design a shelter for an animal to help protect it from the rain.  We tested our designs by putting water on top of our shelters.  Some of us designed shelters to protect both bugs and birds, while others thought about how important it was to reinforce our designs and to add an element of camouflage as an additional level of protection from predators.  There was also a second level of challenge as we had to work in groups with specific parameters.  Each group had to have at least one boy and one girl,  each participant in the group had to be in a different grade, and there had to be at least one member from Ms Lirenman's Class and one member from Mrs Heacock's class.  Ms Lirenman and Mrs Heacock love to see how well we work together as a K-3 SAIL team and not just Division 16 and Division 17.  Here are some photos of us working together and some of the shelters we built.

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