We designed our own boats from recyclable materials.
We had to make sure they could float and were water proof.
I used cardboard, duck tape, and bubble wrap to make my boat, I used these materials because they were water proof and helped my boat to float.
The boat took two days to build. It wasn’t hard to build I just had to wrap the air bubbles together and put the deck on .
I designed it as a boat with stripes and the boat didn’t look the same as my original picture.
When we tested the boats we had a basin full of water. The boats had twenty seconds to float. My boat floated.
I made sure it floated because I had the boat strapped to the bubble wrap.
I liked this activity because we made our own boats.
We also had a visit from some engineers during Engineering Week, thanks to Mr O’Neill.
During Engineering week, we had two engineers visit our school to talk to us about different types of engineering. The engineer’s names were Jeff and Donal.
In some engineering you work on mechanics and wire things to make them work. There are lots of types of engineering, like mechanical engineering.
The engineers showed us an experiment about how planes fly and land. To show us this the engineers used two balloons. The balloons flew apart from each other; this is because if air goes in between two balloons they will grow apart from each other.
They also talked to us about solar power. Solar panels get their energy from heat like the sun and you can use renewable energy to power things.
The engineers work for a company that design underground pipes that transport oil from under the sea to the surface. The pipes are cylinder shaped so the oil can go through them.
At the end of the talk, we were giver marshmallows and sticks and asked to make a strong structure with them. The strongest structure we could engineer was a triangle so our team made the marshmallows and sticks into a triangle shape.