Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Children's Inventions

Read about children's inventions brought to life in the link below

Use these to inspire your own invention ideas and complete the follow up task

Monday, 26 June 2017

Sunday, 18 June 2017


Today Room 9 learnt about pulleys.
We used our SOLO Three Layers of Learning map to frame our thinking and extend our learning.
After researching, we defined what a pulley is, described its parts, explained how a pulley works and listed examples of pulleys in action in real life.
We were then set the task of creating a pulley system to raise a flag up a flag pole.
Students worked in teams to select a country. They then researched the flag of their chosen country and famous buildings that are found there.
Finally, they were given a list of required materials and then set to work on figuring out how to construct their model.
Here are the designs completed so far.

Great problem solving Room 9 👍

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Constructing wheel and axle models

Room 9 were set the challenge of building a model that included a wheel and axle.
Our design brief included the criteria that our models should be able to move.
We got busy designing, collecting materials and testing out ideas.

Some ideas were a success and some failed.
But we didn't give up.
We persevered, learnt from others, modified our designs and tried again.
Some of us are still going.

Next week we will analyse the function of each part of our model and evaluate our overall model design and construction.
We will use what we have learnt when we tackle our next design and construction challenge later in the term.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Wheel and axle

Today's simple machine is the wheel and axle

Use these links to help you complete the following tasks in your Inquiry book.

Define a wheel and axle

List examples of wheel and axles in everyday life

Explain how a wheel and axle work

Create a wheel and axle