PILOT YEAR 2013 PROJECT LIST

Here is a list of other projects tackled in 2013 to give an idea of the range of areas tackled.

SCOTT
HOW TO BUILD A HOUSE
My uncle is building a house and I decided to find out more about the process  involved in building a house.  I researched architectural design, writing to a local architect, as well as plumbing, joinery and electrical fittings, and elarned how to draw plans.  I designed my own house using Google Sketch up and even built a model.

100_7137ELINOR
WHALE AND DOLPHIN MAGAZINE
I researched potential threats to the habitats of whales and dolphins on the west coast of Scotland, with help from SNH, HWDT and by visiting the Islay Wildlife Centre.  I  created and edited a magazine and learned how to work to a deadline, and sent copies of my final magazine to the HWBT.

 

 

ALICIA
FOOTBALL COACHING
I found out how to become an excellent footballer, researching how top footballers learn how to play.  I found out how to improve my own skills, then planned a series of coaching sessions to improve the skills of others.  I had advice from a coach from the SFA and our active schools co-ordinator to help, and I set up a football skills club in school.

100_7190ROBBIE
VIDEO GAME DESIGN
I designed and created my own video game using programming skills and the software Kodu.  I  managed my time, planned my game using storyboards and learned how to deal with problems.  At the end I had a full game people got to play and I entered the Kodu cup.

 

ELLEN
RELAXATION TECHNIQUES
I was interested in finding out about different ways that can be used to help people relax when they are stressed.  I needed to research how the body works when stressed, and how effective different methods of relaxation are.  At the end of my project I created a CD of relaxing sounds recorded on Islay along with a presentation and leaflet.

100_7144JASON
ELECTRONICS
I was interested in finding out how different electronic gadgets are made and work, and wanted to make my own remote controlled vehicle using my own electronic circuits.  I researched and investigated the workings of electronic items, and learned how to solder my own simple circuits that do things like make noises and light lights.  I had a video conference with a nuclear engineer about my project and in the end built my own remote control tank.

JAMES
WHISKY DISTILLING AT LAPHROAIG DISTILLERY
I visited the distillery and interviewed the workers and the manager to find out about whiskey distilling at Laphroaig.  I needed to manage my time, plan and organise, find out about whisky distilling and I then created a leaflet from my research.

100_7151CALUM
HOW A ENGINE WORKS
I learned how an internal combustion engine works and created several diagrams to explain the process.  I built a working model combustion engine and visited the local garage to find out how a real engine works.

 

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