Day 1 Monday
Everyone had just got back from holiday and was still full of excitement, they walked into the classroom but there was a huge makeshift wall in the middle of the classroom with the words CAUTION and WORK IN PROGRESS on it. The kids couldn’t see through the wall and weren’t allowed to peep. Everyone including Miss Signal wanted to look. They carried on with their work for the day which was designing a new classroom layout. All through the day there were strange alien like beeps and bops coming from behind the wall the kids had been promised they could open the (wall) on Tuesday.
Day 2 Tuesday
On tuesday morning everyone was very excited thinking that they could open up the (wall). But they couldn’t. One of the other interesting things was there was a flour trail going from the friendship garden to the wall and the noises had stopped. In the middle block the classroom received a note. Telling them that they were finally allowed to open the (wall) and look inside and that the mysterious workers had been sciencetechnologists and that there were four bags in the area in between the classrooms. Miss Signal went in first and then let in the rest of us there was the four bags so everyone sat down and got ready for the first bag opening. Inside the first bag was two bottles of white vinegar, a stack of tissue paper, two jars of baking soda, ziplock bags and a set of instructions. It was an activity they went outside because it said further down in the instructions it would explode! So they went outside and started. The instructions said to get a piece of tissue paper and put a tablespoon of baking soda on it then to fold it up to make a tablet. Then to fill a ziplock bag about one third of it’s size then carefully put the baking soda tablet into the bag yet holding it above the vinegar then zip the bag closed and drop the tablet into the vinegar then shake the bag and throw it then step back.
Day 3 Wednesday
On wednesday people were excited to open bag number 2. Inside the bag was stacks of paper scissors tape and instructions. Each group got 3 pieces of paper,30cm of tape and scissors. The challenge was to make a bag that can carry the most weight my group got to 310 grams i think.The max that a bag made by kids reached was 990 grams i think.
day 4 Thursday
On thursday everyone was very excited to open the third bag inside the bag was jar and a note. The note said to send someone to the office to get something he something was two bunches of celery. And another note. Kids had to go to a different class and get some more supplies. Jars and a set of instructions.Kids had to get jars food colouring of their choice and celery then put water in the jar with 3-5 drops of food colouring then break the celery to the right length and put it in the jar. The next challenge for the day was to make a boat to get a cabbage patch doll (mini miss williams) across a small water tub. The materials they had was paper, hot glue, polystyrene and other materials like corks.
day 5 Friday.
It was friday everyone was ecstatic for the final bag inside was plastic bags, string and toys the challenge was to build a mini parchute for the toys who ever had the best parachute that took longest to crash to the ground won. Each parachute was made in a group of two each group sent one person up into anawhata to drop the parachute 5 groups would go at a time eventually both people from five groups went up to compete in the finals.