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Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Learning and caring together, building a firm foundation for the future

Clever Cups...

Inspired by an illustration in our book 'One Plastic Bag' by Isatou Ceesay, we took on the challenge to design and make a new cup.

Our first stage was to collect ideas for what a cup could be made out of, investigate those materials and decide which would be best to make a prototype out of.

We didn't think a potato cup was a good idea, so we didn't take it any further.

The most popular material in the class was Lego because it's waterproof; but can you make a cup out of it?

Next we planned, made and tested our prototype.

Oh no! Lego bricks are plastic, which is waterproof, but when they make a cup...it leaks! There must be little gaps between the bricks. Back to the drawing board to re-think.

Our new cup was made of clay: there were no gaps and no leaks.

What could you make a cup out of?

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