Monday, December 2, 2013

Marshmallow shapes

We had a very interesting lesson today.
We made lots of interesting 2D and 3D shapes with marshmallows and toothpicks.
Can you recognize these 2D shapes?
 (hint: square, triangle, pentagon, rectangle and hexagon)
and these 3D shapes?
(hint: cube, cuboid, triangular pyramid, square pyramid and triangular prism).
We tried wriggling them with our hands and found that the shapes made from triangles are much stronger than the shapes with no triangles in them.
Then when we had finished making great shapes, we had a lesson in using chopsticks (which we were learning about when we talked of China last week in Geography).
We used the chopsticks to eat up all the little marshmallows. We put the toothpicks in the bin!
Our shapes were really delicious!

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