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Engineering Challenges

OM Holly gets the students talking

05 Nov 2018

Eng spag

​Former Moffats pupil Holly returned this summer to set our students engineering challenges, which could only be solved with much discussion.

transporting tomatoes down the mountain
Transporting tomatoes down the mountainside

Armed with marshmallows, cherry tomatoes and spaghetti (along with plenty of paper, cardboard and string), and with plenty of good, healthy argument, they found ingenious ways of transporting fragile loads, creating weight-bearing structures and keeping unlikely objects afloat. What better way to improve your English?

Will it float?
Will it float?
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