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Monday, September 14, 2009

Techno Week

Hola Everyone,
This week we have been doing Technology Week in the kowhai team (the seniors). Now I will tell you all about it.
Rotation 1- Otalani's class-Snail traps
On Monday I was making snail traps with Otalani. The only things we were allowed to use to make the snail trap were:
1 small plastic cup
30 straws
and 1 roll of sellotape that's all ! My group was Me , Julius,Joe and Susanna. Our snail trap did NOT work!It was really fun making it my group had a lot of laughs along the way.

Rotation 2-Margaret's class-Puff mobiles
On Tuesday we were in Room 15 our only material we had were:
3 straws
4 Cheerios (the breakfast cereal)
1 piece of paper
2 paperclips
and 50cm tape
That's all we had to make a car that we could blow along with our breath! It was really fun making it and mine was in the top 7!

Rotation 3-Emily's class-Bird feeders
On Wednesday we were making bird feeders our materials:
20 sheets of newspaper
1roll of sellotape
1 sheet of A4 plastic
2m string
2 sheets A4 paper
and 4 straws
These bird feeders had to be able to hold 10ml of water and ours did NOT work!

Last one, rotation 4-Nikki's class-Bridges
In this class we had to make a bridge that would hold 4 KG!
We had
50 straws
10 Popsicle sticks
1 sheet of cardboard
1 roll of sellotape
and 1 m string
Ours did hold 4kg, it much more, it held 11.5kg!!!

This Technology rotation has been AWESOME but I'm not going to have another one at this school.
But I hope this information makes you want to have your own Technology Week.

Yours Sincerely

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