We are often faced with interesting challenges.
Today we found out how to make small explosions
using water, vinegar and baking soda.
Thanks to Joel for his idea.
When we made boats using walnut shells we found that they didn't always float!
Where were we going wrong?
Too much weight with the playdough?
Mast too tall?
Sails too big or small?
Bellbirds always persevere!
Eventually we got them to float!
Next we were challenged to make paper planes that would fly.
How will we fold them?
Will they look like a plane?
Could we get them to fly a reasonable distance?
Would they be competitive in the big "Fly Off"?
Late this afternoon some of us competed against other children
to see how far our planes would fly.
What a lot of fun.
A lot of cheering and clapping.
Thanks to the Senior boys who made the competition possible.
Another challenge today was to blow ping pong balls
through the paint using straws.
The paint was thick!
We didn't seem to have enough puff?
What solution did these Bellbirds come up with?
Yes you guessed. Just roll the balls over the paper.
Bellbirds enjoy challenging themselves.