The United Nations Climate Change Conference will be taking place from 31st October to 12th November. We are having a Floating Garden STEM Challenge to mark this occasion. The challenge is open to all children from Nursery to Year 6 to complete at home.
We are asking the children to think about the problem of flooding and how people around the world are coming up with exciting ways to deal with this. Some farmers in Bangladesh and the United Kingdom are trying to grow crops on land that is regularly flooded. The challenge is to create a structure/ garden that plants can be grown on even if the land is flooded. The children have been asked to think about materials or structures that will float. They don’t need any special equipment, for example they could use items from your recycling. They should test if the model floats in a bowl, sink or bath filled with water. They may want to add some seeds, a plant, a plant picture or a model plant.
We are looking for interesting model gardens that float and where children have taken a lead in the designing and making. There are prizes of small minibeast houses for the winning entries. The children have been asked to bring in the named models or a printed photograph on Wednesday 10th November or Thursday 11th November.