Today we did robotic. We had a task to do the task was to make the robot follow a black outline circle. We had to make it do a zig- zag pattern which was see the black line turn 50 degree see just white turn 50 degrees and it would keep on going because it had a forever loop around it. It was hard at first but then I found a solution for it here is a screen of one.
Problem was the robot would not follow the circle. Because what happened is the robot could not find the black circle it just kept doing circles and didn’t stop. So I new there was a problem with the program. By the way that screen snip was after I had fixed the problem. I looked at the green bricks on the program and that was the problem it was because it was on speed 35 but I needed it to be on speed 50 so I changed that then I tested it. It worked so now I fixed the problem it works quiet well. What we are doing next is we are going to do robotic in a few week. So for the mean time we are going to be doing scratch and sowing.
Today we did robotics in robotics we did spheros. First we went on to the sphero Edu app. Then pressed on the button that said driving. It went to a page that had a circle and you had to put it on 180. So when you moved the little circle it would move straight ahead. Other wise it would move all different directions.
Today we did scratch here in this video it shows what I learnt about scratch.
Today in scratch we did a dance studio. I was surprised that my sprite can change colours in my dance studio. I added music a background and some sprites. The hardest bit with the music was see which music match you scratch program it was easy doing the animal sounds. There were no hard bits with choosing the background just seeing which one you wanted. Then the sprites it was hard choosing them because you had to see if they had two or more costumes other wise you couldn’t make your sprite dance. Here is a video of my dance studio working.
Ten block challenge
Today we did a ten block challenge. We were given a sheet to help us then we were sent off. The hardest bit of the challenge was that you only had 10 blocks but you could keep on using them. But you had to use all of the blocks. I found it hard at the start because I like to use lots of the blocks not ten. So then I got so help from Abby. She helped me by giving me so ideas on how to connected them together so they work. Once I got most of the blocks together. I just put random blocks together. I finally got my program to work. Here is a video of it working.
Then we went off and looked in categories like art, games, stories and music. I didn’t really like the stories or the music. So I looked into games and art I found two games and one art. The games that I found were slimy, snakes and lasers and the challenge. I liked snakes and lasers because there was a laser and the snake could not touch it because otherwise it would die. I liked slimy because you had to complete around 7 levels and them you would make it home. I liked the challenge because you had to keep on doing levels until you made it past all of them.
Today we did origami pinwheels I learnt that 2/8 eights is the same is 4/16 sixteens and other fractions as well. We had to fold them ourselves. I liked this because I like fractions it was really fun and I learnt some more things about fractions.
Today we did Microworlds I made a trapezium there was hard bits like did the bottom bit reach the other side did it look like a trapezium were the side even were they congruent sides. Here are some of the commands that I used Fd, Rt and Lt. Here is a picture of my trapezium.
Here is a video of what we did.
Today we did Lego
We had to get all different little things when we were building here is a video of all the steps we did building the se saw.
Today we did connects we made a well it was very hard to build but we got through all of the hard steps. First we built the frame then we built the bit for the string to hang on to then we built the lever for it to go up and down then we built the bit were you can put things in. That was my first time building a proper connect structure.
We made pulleys today first we got a cotton rill, wire, yoghurt cup and string. we put the wire through the cotton rill and tied it p with wire then put little holes in the yoghurt cup and put wire through that. Put the string around it and there was out easy pulley we made two other one they were harder to make. I learnt haw to make easy and hard pulleys with one cotton rill two cotton rills and four cotton rills. The one with the four cotton rills did not work because the string got tangled around the rills so that one did not work but the others did. I want to know how many cotton rills you could make one pulley have. I liked doing pulleys.
Putting them all together
Went we out them all together we had to make another pulley but when we tried to have the pulley to drop a marble into the Lego funnel it did not work because the marble did not land in the right place. So then we tired to put string around the windmill that Ashleigh’s group made but that didn’t work either.
What is a Robot
A robot is a complicated machine that can do hard or simple tasks without anything like food or water to survive it is just like a human but we need food and water.
What is needed for a robot to work
A robot needs skill knowledge because robots don’t have a brain and creativity.
What is a program.
A program is a thing that programs a robot to do things.
Why do you think people invented robots.
To help people that cant do things that other people can do.
Today in maths we used random angles and angles on a line they were very, different angles that came up. Angles on a line was were you had a red and blue side you would cover up the answers. Then try and work out the answer and see if you were close. Random answers were when you cover up the answer, then you click a button and a random angle come up and you try to work out how many degrees it was. Here are some photos of the angles.
Some of my answer were very close but one wasn’t so close I got most of them right.
This term 1 was amazing, as well as learning a lot I had so much fun.The things I liked the most, were having maths with Mrs Bartlett, trying different instruments like the Clarinet, Flute, Trombone and Trumpet for allegro, I liked how different all of the instruments were and learning lots of songs. In design I liked doing roller coaster,it was awesome with lots creativity as well and I learnt what is the difference with a roller coaster and a marble roller. Sport was lots of awesome games and more I liked how we could chose a sport for every Thursday. I am really looking forward to our rube Goldberg machines, as well.I am really ready for the next amazing term ahead.