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Year 3 ask 'What type of columns were used in the Parthenon?'

How many reading books do you think you can balance on 1 piece of paper?

This was the challenge in 3KD this week. We have been learning about Greek architecture and specifically about the three types of columns they used in their buildings and temples. We found out that Doric columns are the plainest in design while the Ionic contained curls called scrolls. Many of the children said that the Corinthian style was their favourite because of the ornate leaf and flower pattern decorations at the top.

So how many books did we manage? Twenty nine -a new record! The children were amazed at how strong a cylinder of paper could be.

“I couldn’t believe that we could put 29 books on our paper column,” Oscar.

“First we tried to use a square shape and it wasn’t strong enough,” Noah.

“It worked with a tall thin tube of paper which surprised me,” Ellie.

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