STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in Action in 3rd Class

Our first STEM/Maker Space challenge this year was to design a house that ‘An Mac Tíre Gránna‘ the Big Bad Wolf couldn’t blow down. We were challenged to make a structure out of matchsticks and marshmallows, not your typical building materials!

We sketched our initial design, built and tested the structure against the force of the Big Bad Wolf.


































Some teams learnt from other groups and altered their design.









Every structure withstood the force of the Big Bad Wolf, but the general consensus was that the square pyramid was the strongest shape.