Area and perimeter using Sphero

There are three ways to program the robots, draw a shape using your finger, drag and drop block code and JavaScript for the more advanced coders.

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Wacky Challenges

Room 12 has all been about challenges. Read more about 'Wacky Challenges'...

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Caterpillar Challenge

Our materials were lots of newspaper, lots of rolls of masking tape, and scissors.

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Tractor Pull

We are now the proud owners of 12 Sphero Robots.

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Flag Pole STEM Challenge

Room 11 and 16 have been learning about India and their flag. Students had to colour in the flag using the correct colours and then attach it to an ice block stick flag pole.

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Push Pin - Where in the World? Going Global

Research, investigation, inquiry, presentation and celebrations – this is how we engage our learners at Wairakei Primary School

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Journey to the centre of the earth

We are learning how to think like scientists by observing our world around us while looking at what it means to be a scientist and explaining what we see and learn.

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Te Mihi Challenges

The challenge was to build a car out of recycled ‘stuff’ and launch it down a ramp.

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R5's Swiss Army Knife Factory

We learned that these have been around since the late 1800s and were originally used as tools for soldiers to service and repair their weapons.

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Skype a scientist

This inquiry sprouted from our Skype a scientist Priyanka Kushwaha a microbiologist from Arizona

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