Today we made origami paper poppers. This is an
easy quite easy task and it was practice at following a 'how to' video with really clear instructions and good description. We will be going on to more advanced origami tasks soon and using what we have learned about making 'how to' videos when we create instructional videos of our own. If you want to have another go at the paper popper task here is the video. If you want us to try another one you have discovered yourself please be prepared to explain the instructions to us all without the aid of a book!
Later we worked in teams to complete a paper technology challenge. We had 45 minutes to build a structure that would hold an egg at least 1m off the ground. The shapes that worked were cones and triangles but it all depended on how well the paper spills were made! Too loose and they collapsed! The winning design was based on an idea similar to corrugated card. We know that folds make paper strong, so lot and lots of paper folded into zig zags and enclosed in a cylinder was really strong and very stable. With a wide cylinder at the base and then a slightly smaller one above that and another even smaller above that the group made a structure with minimal tape and few joins...! Awesome!