Tag Archives: St Brendan’s N.S./#Engineers Week/#SFI Primary Science

Engineers week Jnr Room

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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.

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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.

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