Children have used hot glue gun, elastic bands, gluesticks, blu tack, sellotape etc. to create their own house structures.
Children used a hot glue gun to join different materials together.
Children in KS1 began their structures unit by exploring strengthening, stiffening and stability. They started off by exploring how we could strengthen or stiffen a single piece of paper using techniques like that folding, bending etc. After this, they investigated which shape is the strongest (square, triangle or circle) before using this to create their own strongest, more stable bases by increasing the layers/thickness of the tubes, adding additional tubes, making them shorter, taping them in place etc. Some groups managed to get their bases to hold over one hundred books! 📚