over the past couple of days we have been working on our automatas. To start we made our box and cut triangles to make the box more straight. Next I made the hole on the side so I can put the stick in. After that I cut a little square and also poked a hole through that and put the stick through it. After that I cut out my cam and follower. After I cut it Mr. Calvert said that my follower is a better size for my cam so I used that more my cam and cut a new follower. I then thought about if I still wanted to do the jump rope because we only had 2 days to do it so I decided to just do a flag because its a lot simpler. I added that to the top and added my follower and then I was almost done, I just needed to add pennies so I did and I was done! I thought this was really cool to make and I really enjoyed making it.
Archive of ‘6th grade’ category
Yesterday we started brain storming about what we wanted to be on top of the box. I wanted to do a fish swimming but I wasn’t sure how I was going to do that and it got to complicated. I then asked someone if they had any good ideas. They gave me a couple ideas that were really good and I liked them. I then thought about which one would be the easiest but also the coolest. After a little bit of thinking I decided to do someone jumping rope. On top of the box there will be a jump rope and a person going up and down. I drew down my idea and showed Mr. Calvert. He said that it was a good idea but he wasn’t sure how I could make it but then he looked again and I explained my idea of how I would make it. He thought it was a good idea. I’m so excited to start making it!
Over the past couple of days I have been making my flashlight. The first thing I did was cut my wires. After I cut my wires I saturned them together. I wasn’t exactly sure how to do it so I asked Mr. Calvert and then he showed me and I was able to do it. I wasnt nervous because I had done it before. Next I cut my PVC pipe. I was scared that I was gonna cut myself or someone else but then I realized that I wouldnt as long as I was careful. After my PVC pipes were cut it was time to put the wholes for the led light and switch. I got help from my classmate but I still thought I was gonna cut my finger off. Then I put the wires in and my flashlight was done! I just had to decorate it. I really like how my flashlight turned out!
This week in technology we made saturn people. To make it we took metal and formed a person. We got to make our person doing whatever we want. I chose my person to be doing karate. I had to bend the metal to make my person look like it’s doing Karate. Next I used the saturned iron. I was really nervous because i thought I would burn myself or someone else. I decided it would be ok so I did it and it was soooo fun. After I let my person cool down and I was done. I really enjoyed doing this.
This week in Technology we worked with circuits. We did a project where when you put 2 pieces of tin foil together the little light bulb. I took a close pins and put the tin foil where the close pins close. Then I tried to see if it would turn on and it did! Next I made one where you push down something and at the bottom was tin foil. The last one I made was where you cross popsicle sticks. They all turned on the light when I tried. I thought this was a really cool experience.
This quarter I have technology as my quartly. So far we focused on how to stay safe and did a fun activity. My favorite thing we did so ar was the activity. The activity was we had to look for clues to unlock 3 locks. It was called breakout. It taught us how to work as a team and communicate with each other.