Room 1 tackled the “Build a Dump Truck” challenge, where students were tasked with designing and constructing a dump truck complete with a tipping tray and moving wheels.
The trucks had to have:
- a chassis, cab, and tray built to specific dimensions
- wheels that were free of obstructions so they could roll freely
- a tray that tipped
- sides that could have cardboard attached to them if needed.
Students were split into teams of three or four and were assigned an Epro8 kit. Each team came up with a name for their group and discussed some of the roles they would have to play. All teams had to have everybody actively participating to achieve their shared goal within a set time.
Epro8 activities are designed to be fun, challenging yet engaging, and always include a focus on exploration and discovery. By participating in these activities, students are encouraged to draw on knowledge from across the curriculum, applying it to this new context. They are able to see themselves as capable problem-solvers and inventors.