HOW DOES IT WORK?
This term we are learning all about inventions including what they are made of, how they work and why we need them.
EGG DROP EXPERIMENT
Last week, students in 3/4L were given the task of creating a simple invention to protect an egg from a 2 metre drop! Students had to follow a design brief and complete a design portfolio. Here is the design brief:
PROTECT THE EGG!
Your task is to create an invention that will protect an egg from breaking when dropped from a height of 2 metres.
Your invention should:
- protect the egg
- use materials we have discussed throughout our Inquiry Unit (e.g. foil, cardboard, cotton etc.)
- use materials that can be found at home or at school
- be aesthetically pleasing (look nice!)
You will test your invention to see how well it works and if it meets the design criteria.
To do this, you will drop your egg from a height of 2 metres at a time set by your teacher.
What did you enjoy most about this task?
What did you find challenging?
What is something that you would do differently next time?
KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR AN AMAZING VIDEO OF THE ACTION WHICH WILL BE POSTED VERY SOON!
We investigated different materials and tested their properties.
Don’t you think we look like scientists?
Materials Discovery! on PhotoPeach
Properties of Materials
Check out this cool website to learn more about properties of materials.