Monthly Archives: February 2017

Roller Coaster

Today in design we had to plan and design our roller coaster. When we finish making our design in around 3-4 days we will test it with our a marble.

Session 1

In design we had to draw our roller coaster and write some thing down that are used in a roller coaster for example, Friction, Gravity and G force. Those are the thing I have written down so far. This is a picture of my roller coaster with the writing.


Session 2

In design me and my group used some kinetics to make a trail for the rollercoaster.  Our track didn’t work because it was to big and the marble fell through it. The connects also didn’t work because it couldn’t stand up by its self. Next session I will try to make something to put the track on.

Session 3

In design I made a tower and I put the track on it. It would work so we got some pipes and tried to connect it to the tower. It wasn’t strong enough so I had to make it taller and that made it a bit stronger. At the end of the session I put the pipes by the tower so I can attach it next session.

Session 4

Today in Design I had to finish my blog.

I had to write session 3.

Next session I want to try video my roller coaster working.


Session 6

Today in design I went to the maker space to get a bigger peace of clear pipe. I used the peace of pipe to make the loop. I had 2 peace’s left of clear pipe so next session I’m going to attach 1pipe to the end of the loop and 1 at the beginning. I am going to add this to the building I made.

Session 7

Today in design I got our leftover pipes and attached them together. I had an Idea of using some wool and attach the bottom of the clear pipe to the top. This made it the loop. Here is a video of my roller coaster working so far. Next session I am going to find a way to make the loop stand up by its self. In the video there is no string because it didn’t work. The string sliped off the loop.


Session 8

Today in design I attached all of the pipes together. The pipes kept on falling down so I used some kinetics and some tape.  here is a picture of what it looked like. next session I am going to try and make it look a bit more like a roller coaster and add in a loop.


Session 9

Today in design it was the last week of making our roller coasters. My group and I didn’t join another group I had to build the structure again because it was to short and it wasn’t steep enough. The loop wouldn’t stand up so today I got a box and tilted the loop. Now the loop is on its side. A bit of the loop hangs down because If its flat on the box it wont travel anywhere. Here is a picture of what the finished roller coaster looked like. While I was making this we learnt that it used gravity which is when the marble gets pushed down, friction which is when a cars tires rub with the concrete so the marble would be rubbing against the pipes. A roller coaster also uses centrepedial for and this is when the marble or the roller coaster is going so fast it won’t fall of the track.





Cereal Box Marble Roller


Cereal Box Marble Run 3/2/12017


For design we had to bring in an empty cereal box. This was fun to make. Our aim was to see make it as slow as possible. It took a few tries’ but it did work. We had to make 2


Today we had design and we had to bring in a cereal box to school. We had to cut the box in half and we used the left over to make the strips or shapes. Then we had to stick them down with only 30 cm of tape. For the cereal box marble run we had to make two and for the second one we had to try and make it take longer than the first one. Then it looked like this

This was my 2nd box and I had to a try it but I didn’t work so I would have break it and do I again. It was quite annoying but it made it better and more fun. My first box was around 2-3 seconds and my second one was 3-4 seconds. Tap the link bellow to see the video.




What I found out from doing this?

I found out that you need some patience with this because sometimes it doesn’t work and you need to try it again. I also found out that in this experiment it has gravity, force and friction.

Just A Dog

Image result for just a dog book coverMy class is reading an interesting book called Just A Dog. This book is about a dog and his family. The dog is called Mr. Mosley. In the family there is a boy called Corey the mom and dad and 2 sisters called Grace and Amelia. The girls aren’t to kind to Mr. Mosley.

Welcome to your new Digital Portfolio


Welcome to your College Digital Portfolio! A Digital Portfolio is like having your own website. It is a place for you to learn about being an active and responsible digital citizen by creating a portfolio of your best work to showcase and share with others. Through the creation of a blog, you will be able to write regular reflections and share your learning journey through photo and video with your teachers, parents, each other and possibly even experts from all around the world.

For more information and support, speak to your teacher, explore, play and learn from each other! Learn how to publish your first post by visiting Publish your First Post. After that see what you can do! Visit the Edublogs User Guide for more help developing your new online space.

There are so many ways in which to use your space, for example:

  • Documenting and reflecting on your learning, passions, and interests, both in and out of school
  • Curating and highlighting work for your Student-Led Conferences
  • In some instances, your teachers will also ask you to submit, reflect and comment on other students work in this portfolio

That’s enough to get you going. Your Digital Portfolio should be a fun, enriching and rewarding way to explore, find or create your place in the world. Good luck!