What skills were developed?
The children did multiple drafts of their nightlights - both the external design and internal circuit. They worked in trios so developed their team work skills such as turn taking, compromise and co-operation. To create our clay models they needed to develop their clay working skills, adding detail and texture.
What the teacher says
The children were really engaged and the book 'The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark' linked in perfectly with our final product. I was constantly impressed by the scientific vocabulary the children used and the grit they showed in drafting and redrafting.