You did it! You have used all that you’ve learned about magnets and being a transportation engineer in order to create a successful maglev train. You planned, created and improved upon a design that would safely and efficiently transport people, or…marbles!
For your final reflection please answer the following questions:
Describe the final design including the improvements you made. Be specific!
Types of magnets
Placement of magnets
How did knowing the properties of magnets help you make successful choices?
Like magnetic poles repel
Opposite magnetic poles attract
To increase the magnetic field, increase the magnets
What did you do along the way that failed?
What did you learn from your failure?
What changes did you make because of your failure?
What did you learn about the Engineering Design Process (EDP)?
What did you learn about working in a group?
Be sure to include a photograph from your design day #2 and if you would like, a Google Drawing of your final design.
We have finished our first day of designing, planning and creating our Maglev Transportation System. Your group worked really hard to test out the design you developed to see if the train has safely and efficiently traveled along the track without any problems. In your Google Drive you will type up your Blog Post #1. This will be placed in your ScienceFolder in your Google Drive.
Here is the Blog Post Requirements:
What is a maglev train and how does it work?
What was your group’s idea for the track and train?
What did you do on Friday that worked?
What did you do on Friday that failed?
How was your experience working with your group? (What was challenging and what worked well?) No Names Included
Be sure to check over your work in your Google Drive BEFORE you post it to your blog. Look for:
Proper capitalization and punctuation
Spelling and grammar
That you answered each question in FULL sentences
Your writing reflects your work throughout day 1 of the Planning and Creating stages of the Engineering and Design Process