Friday, 27 May 2016

Energy Transfer and Transformation

Energy can never be created nor destroyed. It can only be transferred to something else (like from my foot to a rugby ball) or transformed into another type of energy (like chemical energy from my food being transformed into kinetic energy). We need to create a SEQUENCE of the energy involved in the kicking of a rugby ball:

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Trialing Our Method

Today was a lot of fun!! We got to kick rugby balls for most of the lesson. This was to test our method, BUT...

...this was an epic FAIL (First Attempt In Learning). We found that we could not control a lot of the variables we identified yesterday AND it was impossible to control the angle we kicked the ball at.

What to do?

Our challenge is to come up with a better method in tomorrow's lesson. Let's see if we can...

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Planning an Investigation

We have started a "Fair Test" today. We have started to plan our method by looking at the variables and seeing what might be practical in class time.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Hokey Pokey

Today we made hokey pokey as an example of a thermal decomposition reaction. We then looked at the importance of each ingredient: