Year 7 Science - 'Forces' Unit discoveries
Year 7 students followed a unit on Forces with learning about simple machines. Once the rudiments were understood, students were challenged to incorporate at least one simple machine into a fair ground activity, showcasing some kind of mechanical advantage. After working in pairs and designing and creating fair rides from simple materials such as cardboard, wire and balsa wood, the class rolled up to the fair! The laboratory was transformed with appropriate fair ground music and students enjoyed the decorated rides after they had explained the science behind them to each other! Another class experimented with various designs of Mouse Trap Racers, making good use of the wood technology facilities.