Room 10 – Science Mobile Education Workshops
OUR PHYSICAL FORCES – by Luke and Alex G.
We went to a science workshop about physical forces in Science Week this year. When we arrived at our first station we were confronted by a map with hidden magnets underneath a box full of magnetic/non-magnetic materials. Then we used a tool to find magnets under the map and then recorded the coordinates of each magnet. Then we found the north and south poles. It was very fun! Luke and I both enjoyed all of it.
INCLINE PLANES: by Diesel and James
We went to different stations where we had a different physical force activity. The Incline Plane was one station and we had to work out how many bolts it took to pull the car up the hill. Incline planes help people in wheel chairs because they can’t go upstairs, so they use ramps also known as incline planes.
LOOP THE LOOP: by Sofia, Jemma and Amber
We were working on trying to make a marble go around the loop which is a speed force. The heavier metal marble went over the loop faster than the lighter marble. The speed depends on the shape and weight of the object.
PENDULUMS: by Holly & Annie
The first scientific investigations of the pendulum were created by Galileo in 1602. The experiment we did measured how many seconds it took to do five swings, with a heavy and a light ball. We worked on the pulley, designed to lift up one thing when you put weight on another. A pulley is a mechanical machine and is used for many things and for lifting heavy things.
THE DYNAMIC CART: by Liam O’Neill
We launched a spring loaded cart against different objects which were planks made of wood, cork and sponge. I found that the wood plank went the furthest, then the cork and last the sponge which surprised me because I thought that the recoil of the sponge would make it go further.
PHYSICAL FORCES by Rafe Robinson We learnt about different types of forces. We talked about air drag because it causes some things to fall faster than other things. We searched for magnets in the map using other magnets with a movable circle. I also experimented with my partner with pulleys. We found out that the more pulleys you used the less effort needed to lift up the block.