We have loaded a number of Youtube clips showing various plastic recycled models onto our seesaw blog for viewing and as a potential model. There are wind powered sail vehicles, balloon and rubber band propelled ones as well, so we will see how the competition- and enthusiasm is - to see just how many we make.
The idea for the wind powered vehicles is to firstly, look at the clips and get inspired. Start bringing plastic bottles, caps, string, old C.D discs for wheels.We will supply skewers, straws and hot glue guns and CHOCOLATE bars as prizes. Also, Mr.B will bring his leaf blower as out constant wind source.
Learning that we hope will take place.
The idea is that the children will work through the technology process of :plan and make a 'car' as per the design brief.Make a model to trial and work through the process of testing/adapting and making changes to their models and understand that there is a relationship between materials used and performance ( light is best!)We will touch on friction, weight and sail area as these come up in discussions.
Watch this space!!!