Our first design was to put one magnet on the vehicle and then for the track. We put four magnets on the track so it could float but it failed. We put four strip magnets on the track. One disc magnet for the train.
Our group had to see how to make the train float because one side of the train got stuck and one side of the other was floating.
Our final design worked because we made it with two strip magnets for the train and four magnets on each side of the track. I felt excited to do the maglev train.
Technology is something that solves a problem. For example, like a broom or a vacuum, this is technology.
Technology is also some thing that humans make like a windmill or a spaceship .
My object that I observed in class was a paperclip. It solved the problem of paper, it clips paper together. Technology makes life easier.
Maglev blog post #2
Today was day 2 to create our Maglev train. One side of the train got stuck because it got attracted to the bottom of the magnet so it could not move. We used strip magnets so it was like a real train track and then we put disk magnets on the train because it is stronger and will go higher. We put the disk magnet in line with the strip magnets. Today our vehicle did not go across the track.
We failed and the magnet attracted to the bottom to the magnet. We learned that we need to make sure that continues to repel and not flip. We changed the side of the magnet so one side of the train will not stick to the track.
For the next time we will make the train float and move smoothly across the tracks.