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TOWERS, TUNNELS and TURRETS 

Our theme for the week is towers! Get ready to become experts.

ACTIVITY 1

Great Towers from Around the World (Geography)

  • Which country are these great towers from?
  • Find where the different towers are located and either record your answers as a list or cut and stick the images onto a map
Skytree in Tokyo
Eiffel Tower in Paris
Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa
The Shard in London
Big Ben in London
CN Tower in Toronto
ACTIVITY 2

Build a Tower (Art and Design)

  • Build a tower using materials found in the outdoor environment
  • Use stones, sticks, logs and earth to build a tower as tall as possible
  • Name your tower and take a photograph
ACTIVITY 3

How high can you go? (Maths)

  • Stack sugar cubes (or other objects of your choice)
  • Measure the height of your tower using standard units (cm)
  • Try and build a taller tower - Could you improve the design using a wider base for example? 
  • Could you have a competition with your family to see who can build the tallest tower? 
  • Record your results in a table - create your own or use the template below
  • Take lots of photographs and email them to me on p.wilks@johnhunt.notts.sch.uk
ACTIVITY 4

Local Walk (Geography)

  • Take a walk around your local area to locate any high points including towers, chimneys and other tall structures
  • Record your findings in any way you like - simple sketches, photographs/collage, make your own map and record their location
  • Where would be the best place to keep Rapunzel? 
Just for Fun
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