Year 5 Lego Excursion – Docklands, Melbourne

Yesterday Year 5 went on a bus to Melbourne to go to the Lego Education Centre. We did 3 activities. Two involving kinetic energy. One involving robots.

1. Kinetic Ferris Wheel

A woman called Mel taught us about the energy. She showed us how  store the kinetic energy in a metal battery-like Lego block. We built the Ferris wheel according to the instructions and self learnt how to attach the Ferris wheel to the small solar panels and the wind turbines. Our task was to attach all the Ferris Wheels in your group to a power source. The sources were solar, wind and human. My group succeeded with 5 Ferris Wheels on one solar panel. I learnt that its easier than I thought to make energy.

2. Robots

Danielle (one of the teachers) taught us about this. We all got into pairs and programmed

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