Second and Third Class were busy designing rockets for Engineer’s Week. This rocket is based on stored energy.
When you pull back the elastic band, the elastic band stores this energy.
When you let it go, it releases this energy as it returns to its original length.
The best fun was testing out theory, as the students, all filed out to the yard to launch the rockets. I’m sure you will agree that the mission was an outstanding success.
First Class, Snr Infants and Jnr Infants were very busy during Engineers Week. After listening to the story of Rapunzel, their challenge was to invent an escape for Rapunzel as she wanted to escape from her tower.Could it be a slide, a ladder, a zip line or a pulley? They did great work using materials such as toilet paper tubes, straws, string and match sticks. I think Rapunzel would be very pleased indeed.
Engineers Week Gravity
Pupils in 4th, 5th and 6th have been studying gravity this week and in particular how falling objects may be slowed down. Pupils were given the following challenge. Design a landing craft for a playdough ball (we chickened out of using eggs)
Take the following conditions into account:
– your landing craft must be able to stand upright unaided
– you may not fix your landing craft to the ground
– your landing craft must land without breaking your playdough ball. The photos say it all.