Melting pot is a great book the main character is a boy called Edward and he is Chinese his Chinese name is only used by his Dad. He has a Chinese dad and a English mum he has a cousin that comes over and dos house duties but Edward isn’t the biggest fan. Edward is a huge fan of cricket the boys at school the first year he went he could play cricket anytime but the next year changes. Each day he works in his dads shop he has to go to china to learn the Chinese ways but the new immigration test makes him afraid of going because they might not let him in. He is also afraid he will have to get married there is a girl called rose who comes over when his cousin is out. But when she came back and Edward was walking rose to the train station and his cousin is teasing him about how she is his girlfriend. Its enjoyable.
Today in micro worlds we first went to find out what the program of a trapezium is. We had to find out the size of the corners the whole thing was fifty seven but at the long side of the shape that corner was 113. Because 113 plus 57 equals 180 so it wasn’t to hard. Then we went to programming we were challenged to create a three sided shape i thought it was going to be a real challenge. But in the end it wasn’t to hard. Here are some photos of the micro worlds session.
Here is a parallelogram
session 2 making your initials
Today we first had to lay down on the floor and visualise the shape that Mr Mackie was reading. The final resalt was a F I lost track a bit. Then it was time to draw your initials. I thought it would be easy when we got to the bubble writing it was confusing then I completed the task I was proud of myself.
Here are some photos.
here is a photo of one of my commands
here was just the x then I added the I
here is the x nearly done
here is the x and the i
The task was to find around or exatly the shape angles how many degrees they were without a protractor. Here is a explanitry video of how we thought the process through.
here is the video
2nd way to figure out the size of the kite.
Today we started Lego robotics. I was in a group with Alex Sophie but Alex was away. My favourite part was building but Sophie was mostly building and I was getting the parts which made it a lot quicker. I really enjoyed it we haven’t done the coding part yet but I am looking forward to the coding.
here is a photo of the complete robot
The whole year 5 did some coding in the morning. You had a partner and you would say your series of codes and they would have to do. You would have to test a couple of times I attempted to do it on Kieran twice but it wasn’t finished yet.
But I really enjoyed it. It was a wonderful experience
This session was amazing it was really great we just were exploring through Lego mindstorms the programming app we use to program our robot it was great because the robot was just doing different stuff then there was a task but it was hard you had to program the robot to the exact measures there were three different types of ways to program the robot for example seconds and distance but in the end it was really fun .
Our first task was to make the robot go up and back in 3 different ways. I thought it would be hard but I eventually completed all the tasks. But I then helped my group to complete the task it was really exiting getting through the challenges. All you need is 4 different parts to make the robot work here are some photos and videos of it working.
challenge 2 diamond weaving.
here is a little screen cast explaining our codes
here are also some photos of the robot and the programs
challenge 3 sensors and ELC 4 coming
The first part of Friday was just learning how to use sensors and what they do and what they are. I thought i could not use a sensor but i got a program to work for it it is half complete it was really great learning and experiencing tough times and good times. here is the program.
Part 2 ELC coming
This part was the fun part the ELC came and looked and played with the robots because they are learning about robots. I thought it would be a challenge explaining every thing but it was really fun i enjoyed it.
The session was learning how to use touch sensors i thought it would be difficult but it was interesting and i got it to work there is 2 challenges 1st one was to make the touch sensor touch your hand and stop then the next part was to make the robot to go up back side forward and stop. It was confusing for me. But it was fun
This session Will and I had the honours of building the machines for the mars rover challenge. It was confusing when we couldn’t find parts. Because you would have to go through different parts and when it wasn’t in the box. But i enjoyed it.
Today in this session Archer and I decided to do the Mars rover challenge.
Who am I is a fantastic book it was interesting to learn about aboriginals
This experiment was all about testing and designing. The designing we had to do first there is different stages we had 2 designs because we where not sure if the first design would work but it did. You have to have 3 or more simple machines in your rube Goldberg machines. Here is a picture of our little rube gold burg machine and some of the simple machines.
Here is a simple machine
here is two simple machines
here is the third simple machines
This session we got to create and explore with pulleys. You got with a partner and got a sheet of instructions. We reed the instructions and then we went off. There were three different tasks 1 pulley 2 pulleys and 4 pulleys. Archer and I completed all the tasks here is some photos of the pulleys.
this session is about Lego and how you can build your simple machine ours was something that bring the force up by flinging it. It was a bit confusing because you have to find the pieces they don’t give you them. The finding part was defiantly the hardest part of the task and also finding the right size pieces to fit .
Here are some photos.
This session was about knex this was defiantly my favourite session because it was different you could chose what you wanted to build I built a convabelt it was a real challenge because it had lots of different parts like a wheel and axel and other things but it was my favourite because it was a big challenge.
session 5 The connecting
This session was about connecting all the machines together my group were struggling at the start because we couldn’t think how we could connect it. All the machines were made from something different one was Lego one was knex and one was string and a pulley. Then I had the idea of starting with the pulley which drops the marble into the Lego zig zag ramp then the truck hits it into the cup but it was to complex. Here is what it turned out like.
session 6 planning for the rube Goldberg machine
This session my group and I started designing. It started off really well our rube Goldberg I think will be amazing. Our design was different to the end product it is a lot more detailed and I think more specific on what it does. We wrote down what the machine was meant to do and the instructions how it works. It is not to complicated but that session was fun because next time we will be able to design.
Here are some photos and videos.
Session 6 building the rube Goldberg machine
On the first of June my group and i started to add things to our rube Goldberg machine it was very tough but we now only have one little part to add on the machine. Hopefully we can complete the task in the next couple of days. But we are having a lot of success i thought it would be hard but we really stayed on task last session.
Today we got near putting all the components together and having it complete it was a real challenge i enjoyed it. This session there was no stuffing around i think we took it more seriously then the other sessions.
Here are some photos and videos just some attempts
Today we got our machine working 90% of the time. I thought we would need the next couple of session but we completed the task it was hard but it was fun so next session we will start to be putting all the videos photos fails and completion. It was a really helpful session to our group.
The last session
The pressure was on to make your rube Goldberg 80% of the time i had belief we could do it and we did i was proud to be one of the groups done. After the completion we were making sure it works each and every time we completed our goal.
here are some photos and videos.
This investigation was a maths one we went on to sites that where called random angles and angles on a line. I liked it because it was interesting how you had to guess what the angle was like this photo.
but before you revel the answer you chose a colour and guess how many degrees it is. I was red it was really hard because it is not just 90 180 45 and 135 and it was any number in between 0-180. That was the first activity here some other photos.
The second activity was harder because it was a 360 rotation and you use a protractor which made it a bit easy you press a button of your choice either 0-180 180-270 270-360 0-360 I really enjoyed it here is some pictures.
This is a one with a protractor
This is one with out
Today 20th of march we had a session of wood craft working a man called Anatoli took the session we where looking at tools and what there called like spanner chisel and hammer. First we had to pick a car of your choice like a Lamborghini or Ferrari or porches and then trace it on a piece of wood. I chose a Maserati because I thought it looked cool after I traced the Maserati I then sawed out the lines that I traced. I was thinking it would be easy but it was hard. We used a coping saw to cut out the out line you always had to cut down the line not sideways and defiantly not up ways not long after that we then had to sand the edges of the car It was hard because you had to get in little gaps. Then we had to chose a little driver and trace and carve that as well after we carved we then started drawing on the figures in any way it was great that session thanks to Anatoli.
that’s me tracing
Today this little session we drove our cars on 3 different surfaces. Which was on the carpet tennis court and also the oval it was great fun. I thought that the tennis court would go the furthest but it wasn’t that. the one that went the furthest only beat the other by one centimetre I really enjoyed doing the little test of the cars here is a picture of my graph.
Parallel: To opposite sides that are never going to touch
Opposite: To sides facing each other
Congruent: The sides are the same in every way
Adjacent: Sides that are next to each other
Acute Angle: An angle less than one quarter of a turn
Obtuse Angle: An angle larger than a quarter turn
Reflex Angle: Larger than a half turn