Do you know how strong Spaghetti can be?

Monday, 30/09/2019, 20:09 (GMT+7)

“Spaghetti is not just yummy, it’s also very strong!” The kids from Vinschool Royal City Kindergarten - R5 discovered the “secret” strength of Spaghetti – the main ingredient of a beloved Italian pasta dish.

Learning materials include dried Spaghetti sticks, sponges, books, and toys – all used as part of an engaging and interesting experiment.
First, these junior Vinsers tested out the strength of each pasta stick. Once they got their hands on the spaghetti, they quickly found out that they were very thin and brittle – breaking easily even when gently bent. So in what way is Spaghetti strong?
“It’s strong when the pasta sticks are bunched together and stand straight next to each other on the sponge or when I just put them down together like a bridge” – explained the teacher to her attentive students.
Next, the teacher put prepared items on top of spaghetti. The entire class watched on to see how many items the pasta could bear when standing up straight or lying down together.
The Vinsers took turns to guess: “I think the spaghetti will break when one book is put on top of them”, “The pasta won’t break until three books are put onto them because there are many sticks, teacher”, etc.

The Vinsers took turns to guess: “I think the spaghetti will break when one book is put on top of them”, “The pasta won’t break until three books are put onto them because there are many sticks, teacher”, etc.

Thanks to this scientific exploration, these kids practiced their concentration, guessing, describing, and observing abilities. They also learned something of the core concept of strength through unity in the way the pasta sticks worked together.