Model Planes

Allowing students to manage their learning while making Model Planes.

Room 8’s model planes are apart of Making Our Mark - an inquiry using hands-on experiences to build fine motor skills.

This involved a variety of new skills for Year 3 and 4 students, researching how to create a model plane using ice-block sticks.  The research allowed students to choose from a number of different designs and view videos on how to make the model they chose. The students had to make decisions about whether what they had glued together was going to hold or not and whether or not they should reinforce model with a bit more hot glue or another ice-block stick.  Some students worked in pairs and supported one another to create their model planes by cutting parts for the planes or helping one another use the equipment. Students decided on the contrasting colours they were going to use and designs they were going to add to their model planes.