Spaghetti Science

This term in Science we have been exploring the way in which we can change things by applying heat/cold etc. Our focus for the fortnight has been on spaghetti. Today we brainstormed the properties of spaghetti when it was cooked and uncooked and discussed the way it change and couldn’t be changed back!

In groups, the students had a goal to build the tallest spaghetti towers they could using just spaghetti and marshmellows. Students compared the properties of cooked and uncooked spaghetti and decided uncooked was the go! They then had the challenge of constructing their tower, using the skills of communicators to discuss design and carry out the build.

Well, it sure was challenging!! Some groups found it very frustrating, but other groups used their knowledge of 3D shapes to construct towers.



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