Garden Tripods

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The students are split into teams of four or five. First they make the STIXX rods, which are left to dry while the teams design and sketch their tripod. If possible before my visit the teacher could arrange a visit to a large B&Q or garden centre to see some examples of Garden Tripod designs or this investigation can be carried out on the internet. The STIXX are waterproofed and the tripods fabricated using cable ties. Afterwards, provided the season is right, put them outside and grow plants up them!