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Day 4 - Problem Solving



Today would have been a problem solving day at Escot so I have set you a few challenges so see if you can complete any of them, maybe you can work with others in your house to see if you can do them together. You don't have to do all of them, you can pick one, two or all three.


Challenge One

You have 5 minutes to build the tallest tower - you can use anything you like or can find in the house or garden (make sure parents are happy about you using it; maybe not their best dishes set or most expensive, antique vase). Once you have built it then measure it and let me know how tall it was and we will see who has the highest tower. Make sure you stick to the 5 minute time limit - no cheating.


Challenge Two

Build a marble run, you can make it as small or large as you want. This one on is huge and very cool but I am not suggesting you go this crazy but maybe a smaller version, you can use things you have in your house - books, recycling,toys or anything you can find. If you don't have a marble use a tennis ball or anything like that.


Challenge Three

Today we would have been getting lost in the huge maze at Escot - hopefully we would have found you all and got you out in time! So I woud like you to make a maze, maybe not a fully grown one for you to get lost in but a smaller model. You can make it out of lego, straws, cardboard, books, dominos anything that you think would make a good maze.

Check out some of these photos for ideas but I'm sure you can come up with your own.