THE GREAT EGG RACE

This afternoon  our school will be building wind powered vehicles ready for a great egg race with parents tomorrow.  We will be put into teams (which will include all of the classes).  Once the teams are picked we have to design a vehicle that will transport our egg with out the egg breaking. We will be using a hair dryer to blow our vehicle so that it will move. There will be points for: Lightest design, prettiest design, vehicle that goes the furthest and whose egg gets least damaged.There will also be points getting taken off. Points will be taken off for: Wasting materials and damage to egg.  We are doing the egg race to help us with our engeneering skills and it is also part of Rolls Royce Science Prize. We are doing a lot of engineering activities because engeneering can help the world with climate change. The engeneering activities are a lot of fun because it  challenges us. I think that engeneering is very helpful to be doing in school because it uses math and science and it is also helpful because it tests us with our team working skills. I would like to do engineering challenges again.

The 3D Printer at Islay High School

On Wednesday 15th March primary 6 and 7 went to the High School to do science and technology.  There was a 3D printer which was really cool.                                                                                                                              We were shown some of the things that they had printed.  There was two little cubes and a shark.  We then went on to the computers.  The computers were on an app where you get to create things in 2D then you can change it to 3D.  When the man was showing us how it works it didn’t work because something was covering the bit where all of the stuff that prints the stuff.

I learned how to use a new app,  how to turn something 2D to 3D on that app and how to add a text box on to your shape.  When I was trying to get the text box on to my shape the writing would only go along the box two letters and then it would move on to the next line. It was because I didn’t make the text box wide enough.  I really enjoyed it because it was something new and challenging.