Year 2 Library Fun
In Term 2 the Year 2 iDiscover library lessons encouraged students to be tinkers and thinkers. We learnt about people who have achieved small and great things and who may have made lots of mistakes along the way. We enjoyed Storytime from Space and saw the design process in action. We were inspired by characters author Andrea Beaty has created for children, including; Iggy Peck Architect, Rosie Revere Engineer and Ada Twist Scientist.
We were amazed at the many types of engineers there are and finished the unit by reading Andrew King’s books; Engibear and Engibear’s Bridge. The books are based on Engibear, the consulting engineer in the city of Munnagong. His company, Bearly Engineering, helps with interesting projects like bridges and railways. In the first story Engibear designs a Bearbot to help him with his work. Bearbot Type 1 explodes as soon as it’s plugged in. Engibear thinks about what went wrong, corrects it and starts work on Bearbot Type 2. Different problems continue and following many iterations and improvements Bearbot Type 10 is created. Students were eager to have a turn at designing their own Bearbot on the ‘Engibear Bearly Engineering’ graph paper and came up with clever and creative designs for their own Bearbots.
Here are some great websites to explore these themes further: Storytime from Space, Andrea Beaty Activities, Engibear Games and Activities.
Vanessa McKellar, Head of Library Services