The Grade 3 students at Mountain View campus recently tested their hands on building skills with a visit from Clay for Kids. Students made coiled Indian elephant pots to supplement our Social Studies focus on India and learned about the specific properties of clay as a building material. They discovered that when working with clay, you should not handle it too much or else it will dry out and crack. We also learned that water is the only fastener that will bind clay together, and that thick is stronger than thin when molding your body parts to ensure the clay does not crack or break apart.
This was another great way for students to reinforce their learning in our Grade 3 Building and testing Science units. Students definitely enjoyed getting their hands dirty! We look forward to getting our elephant pots back so that we can paint and decorate them to represent real traditional Indian elephants honoured during festivals such as Holi and Diwali.
Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to help out with this in-school field trip! We hope you had fun building with clay too!