When you drop into MPR to view the children’s Science investigations make sure you stop and admire the hydroponics that the Year 6 students have been working on this term.
This is yet another focus on the National Science Week theme for 2021 of Food Different by Design. The students have been learning about how humans would survive on a mission to Mars. Most importantly how we would ‘feed’ ourselves.
Hydroponics systems on Mars is a possibility. Here are a few photos of the students setting up their systems.
Firstly the students had to thread a wick through, wash the soil from their lettuce seedling and then plant it in coconut coir.
Then the students came to Mrs Cogger to add the nutrient and water. Finally they secured a strip of foil around the container.
A small group of Year 6 students meet with Mrs Cogger each Friday and work independently of different challenging STEM activities.
This year the students have worked with partner to construct and test Rubber Band Racers. They had to construct 5 different models. On Open Night the students have on display their ‘dream model’. They were encouraged to use the materials in their kit to make ‘whatever’they liked.