This partnership means that the children who learn at Northbridge have the opportunity to collaborate, learn from and complete STEAM challenges set by the experts at MIT. Grade 2 Yellow have been working on one of these challenges during the past few weeks as part of their Unit of Inquiry on How the World Works.
The Into the Void challenge was set by Dr. Ariel Ekblaw, who researches into the ways that humans could potentially live in space. She asked the children to design an object which would improve human's life in space focused on exercise, art or food. The children in Grade 2 Yellow chose to focus on exercise.
We started by researching exercise equipment that we use here on earth and then used our understanding of gravity to work out whether these machines could work in space, or if we could adapt them to.