Working with Speed in 4th class

The children in 4th class Room 24 were working with speed and pulleys recently with the Lego WeDo 2.0 materials. they investigated how changing the wheels, adding weighted bricks, changing the pulleys etc. might affect the speed and movement of their racing car. They also added motion sensors to control the vehicle.

Parachute egg drop Room 27

The children in 5th class Room 27 have been busy making parachutes this week while working on their STEM Egg drop activity. They have been investigating and experiementing about the  the effects of air resistence and gravity on their parachute.

First they dropped an egg on its own. Then they tried out their parachutes with their eggs attached using a variety of materials. The times were kept very carefully by the time keepers! They discovered that gravity pulls the object down and air resistance slows the fall. Parachutes are used to slow the fall of an object by increasing air resistance which reduces the effect of gravity!

See some photos and a few videos below.

 

 

 

 

Lego Robotics in Room 27 5th class

Take a look at some of the fantastic projects completed by Ms. G. Fay’s 5th class over the last few weeks. They built and programmed Cooling Fans, Moving Satellites, Milo the Science Rover and other scice projects looking at pulling, speed, robust structure, plants and pollinators and preventing flooding. They also worked with motion sensors on their models.

Coding Projects in 5th & 6th class

Take a look at some of the coding projects 5th and 6th class have been working on recently.

6th class, Mr. Lysaght have been  working with Spheros, Hour of code activities and Minecraft coding.

5th class, Mr. Harrison have been working with the WeDo Lego materials to create some excellent guided projects.

5th class, Mr. Harrison have been working with the WeDo Lego materials to create some excellent guided projects.