Senior Infants were reading the Story ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and decided to do our own experiment to see which materials would be best to build a house for the Three Little Pigs.
We used materials we had in the classroom. Each group got to make different houses.
Group 1 plastic straws
Group 2 Lollipop sticks
Group 3 Lego
Group 4 Polystyrene
When the houses were ready to be tested The Big Bad Wolf (hair dryer) arrived to blow them down.
We used a stop watch on a phone to see how long it took to blow them over.
The lollipop stick house was blown down in 29 seconds
The straw house was blown down in 2 minutes and 30 seconds
The Lego house wasn't blown over at all. It was the strongest house.
We found out that the Lego house was the strongest and the Big Bad Wolf was unable to blow it down. It was the best material for building a house as the bricks clicked in together making it very strong.