Radipole Primary School

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Year 5 - STEM challenge

As part of our Earth and Space science topic, the children conducted a STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) challenge this week, making ‘astronaut landers’ out of everyday materials such as paper cups, cardboard, string and bin liners.


Taking the place of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in each astronaut lander were two marshmallows, which the children had to land safely on the ground.


The children had great fun while also learning about the forces of gravity and air resistance. Most of the marshmallows survived their descents intact, but they certainly did not survive the children’s mouths at the end of the challenge!