Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Our purpose for making this podcast is to present the results of our research. We visited M.O.T.A.T to help us answer our thinking questions. We also had to write a script for this interview. We worked well together as a group and helped each other learn our words so we could speak clearly and with expression. We hope you learn something about robotic toys.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Teddy Bear Inquiry

Hi Everybody,
Our group have been inquiring about Teddy Bears. Our task was to ask deep questions about our topic and then research to find the answers. The tricky part was finding suitable information to help us.
We hope you enjoy our podcast and that you learn something new about Teddy Bears
By Setaita, Genevieve and Maiolo

Friday, September 4, 2009


On Tuesday 1st of September, the Glenbrae senior school students visited M.O.T.A.T. ( Museum of Transport and Technology) as part of our study about toys and how technology has affected them.
We spent time in the classroom with Cass (an expert teacher at M.O.T.A.T.) who was able to give us lots of new information and answer our questions.
There were many types of toys , mostly older, for us to observe and handle. It was pretty mind blowing to realise that the oldest toys - some that we recognise even today, such as the yo-yo and the doll - have been around since Roman times.
As you can see from the video clip, some very clever, patient person created this huge model of a ferris wheel out of K'nex construction pieces. They even put a motor in it so it would revolve. Astounding really! Although we weren't allowed to touch it, we were able to have an in depth look at it and discover how it was able to revolve.
Keep your eye on the blog for our recounts of this experience and the learning that will come out of it. We are formulating our thinking questions and gathering the information we need to make a presentation to share with you all.
Thank you for reading this post.
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