Project Based Learning Blog Post
Selecting a context
Lost in the Bush
Save the Bush
Fun in the Bush
Step Two & Three
Create questions and identify one broad question
What was your broad question?
What is poisonous in the bush?
What did I already know about my question?
That some berries, mushrooms, foxgloves flowers and some plants are poisonous
Design your creation
Our creation was to make a trap so when the stoat walks in, It walks up the ramp to get the egg. It steps on the spring and the spring is holding up the stick which is holding up the door so the door closes and it is trapped.
Build your creation
Lucy and I built a trap to stop the people from using so much 1080 because It kills the bad animals and some of the good animals.
How did it go?
Alright, the only thing that didn’t go well was the stick to hold the door open, it wasn’t long enough and I kept getting burnt by the hot glue.
What went well?
Pretty much everything apart from the stick that held up the door, it wasn’t long enough so we had to hot glue gun a stick to another stick.
What was a challenge?
Not burning myself with a hot glue gun or poking myself with the chicken wire and making myself bleed.
What would you change next time?
Probably a bit more leaves on the sides so it looked more camouflaged
What would you improve next time?
Working on the Inside because the stick which held up the door didn’t reach up to hold the door open.
Feedback - ask some other children what they thought?
Ruby = I like how you have put some detail into those questions above my question. Maybe you could write something about your creation in step 6. Anyway great job
Kalae = Great job Henri. It must have hurt when you poked yourself with the chicken wire. Maybe, put some fool stops at the end of your sentences.. Anyway great job.
Livy = First of all I really like the topic you chose because there could be a lot of poisonous things in the forest and I like how you and Lucy got really creative and made a trap.
Charlotte = I really like your trap it was a good idea to cover it with leaves for camouflage, you were very creative.