K’nex Challenge

Today we went to the k’nex challenge at Kilsyth academy and we had to build a go cart and it had to have 4 wheels 1 seat 25 cm tall and 30cm wide or under. And you had to make it have a steering mechanism to turn. And there was 7 schools and we came 1ST!!! Then Ballmaloch was the runner up aka 2nd place. And I got sweets and 2 pencils and so did Fulton. But the other Banton team lost a mark because their cart was to wide. But they got 3rd!!!

 

You can see more pictures of the event on Kilsyth Academy’s Blog

Testing strength

On Tuesday p4, 5, 6, 7 did a Science experiment to test the strength of paper.
To test the strength of the paper we sellotaped the paper to a table and then we cello taped a plastic cup to the other end of the paper. To test the strength of the paper we put sand in the paper cup and the paper would break and the cup would land in someone’s hand 🖐. If the sand was not enough weight to make the paper break then we put weights in the plastic cup. Once the cup fell we attached it to a weighed and took a note of the weight. The paper that could hold the most weight was the strongest. Most people fount the strongest paper was the art paper.

Testing hardness

We tested hardness by seeing how high a golf ball would bounce off different materials.

Apparatus we used

How we made it fair

We dropped the ball from the same hight each time and measured it from the top of the ball each time.

Results

 

The hardest material is the brick because the golf ball bounced the highest hitting off of it.

The softest material is the cotton because the golf ball didn’t really hit off of it.

A hard material is one which gets the most bounce.

Christmas Challenge 1 – Minetest

The Biggies have some Christmas Challenges today:

  1. Minetest, build a snow house, igloo, Christmas tree, bonus points for Christmas jumper
  2. Newspaper Christmas table, to hold 5 book, max height 20cm
  3. Santa Sleigh to hold choc Santa & pudding
  4. Micro:bit Christmas decoration

Here are some early minetest results, not sure if we will get to the other challenges…

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Straw and Order report

Straw and order is a play set in a court room. The donkeys that live in the stable which the baby Jesus was born in and the cows that live in the same stable are accusing each other for inviting people to they’re peaceful stable when nobody invited anyone. The judge, judge grumps and the narrator leave the court room and go back in time, only by a day but to see what happened before Jesus was born and see Jesus be born.

In this play the school had a few challenges ahead of us, we had to do harmonies in some of the songs. We have never done harmonies so it was quite difficult for us but we got the hang of it by the end. We had to use quite a lot of expression to make the funny bits funny, we had to project our voices and not speak too fast, we had to also dance a lot. I learned how to do all of these things just from a show which is amazing.

It was really fun and it worked out fine in the end, thankfully. Everybody done so well and it was so nice to be part of.

THE END

By Hannah