# Maglev system blog post

Did you know that in my class we worked on a maglev transportation system?  Well, our whole class was split into groups of three. In each group all 3 kids would work together to create a good plan. With this plan we would try to make a piece of foam levitate. On the piece of foam was going to be a cup and in that cup each group was going to put marbles.  I think my group did really well. I think this because our maglev train was able to hold 42 marbles and it probably could have held a few more marbles. But we stopped it because it started to get a little heavy. We improved are maglev system by putting the ring and disc magnets under the strip magnets and put one big strip magnet on the left and right. After that we put a magnet on each corner of the foam and then we put a little amount of tape. So when we tested to see how many marbles it could hold it levitated very high. I think this plan worked because we made the vehicle (foam) lighter so it was able to levitate higher.                                                                                                                                                                                                          I didn’t really like to work with partners because I think it would of been better because you can use your intelligence to help yourself build a maglev transportation system yourself.  Also you can learn more by building it yourself because you wouldn’t have people helping you so you can keep testing and learn how to use magnets correctly.

# The Amazing Transportation System

My group has finished the ask,imagine,plan, and create stages and now we are on the improve stage.The improvements that I made to the train were improving the design and also improving the track. We improved the track by taking out the middle strip because we couldn’t fit two rows of ring magnets in between on strip magnet in the middle and one on each side of the box. So we took out the middle strip magnet so that we could fit two rows of strip magnets.

Our groups final train and track were had two strip magnets on each side because we had a problem with the magnets earlier. The problem was that the magnets were not facing the same sides and poles so we tried to fix it but we ran out of time so our final design was the strip magnets. The final design of our transportation system was less complicated and less hard to build but it did cary marbles and miss badurski said that if it carried at least a marble, and it still levitated, it would count as being successful, our group carried eight marbles.

I learned from the process that it is okay to mess up because you can always improve the design and you can always make it better. I learned that maglev trains levitate and can go very fast. I learned that the E D P helps you build the transportation system and help improve a design if you need to. When you work in a group, everyone has ideas for building the transportation system. More ideas, the better.

# Maglev Blog Post

In this paragraph you will  read about the problem that me and my partners faced and how we became  successful. First we have to check what sides the magnets were on because the magnetic field will only work if  the magnets are both on the same side. So when we figured that out we put three magnets on the track one in the middle and one on each side. So then we did the same thing on our vehicle. But when we tried that it did not work. So then our teacher Ms.Badurski told us that maybe we did not need the strip magnet in the middle. So we took the middle strip magnets off then our vehicle floated. So our strategy was to put two strip magnets on the way ends of our  vehicle and we put the other two strip magnets on the way ends of our track. So the two magnets on the sides will match up with each other and sense all of our magnets were on the north side and if the magnets are on the same side they repel. So with all of that it made our vehicle floated across the track! By doing all of that work that I told you about in this first paragraph that is the problem we faced and how we became successful!

To improve our track and vehicle we did the same thing but we just added more magnets on top of other magnets. So first we put one more layer on then we put another layer on. so  we did the same thing just with more magnets our vehicle floated hire so it holds more weight and it makes our vehicle stronger and better. We also thought of some other strategies too like with ring or disc magnets. But we figured that the strategy that I told you guys about is probably the best and easiest way to improve our vehicle. So we ended up doing that strategy that I told you guys about. Also when we did it our vehicle floated hire and it could hold more weight so it can hold more marbles. We want to try and get the most marbles in the dixie cup on our vehicle and we ended up with 28 marbles. Maybe we could of had more if we added more layers of strip magnets. So there will be more power and more power is better so we could hold more marbles in the cup on our vehicle. Also not only did our vehicle have to float it also had to be able for someone to push it across the track and it had to still be floating and holding all of the marbles. But before we did that we tried to use ring magnets to improve are track and vehicle. But it did not work! Then we kepted thinking and thinking then we just tried everything with ring magnets and it did not work! So that is how we figured out that the problem was the ring magnets. That is how we figured out that improving strategy that I told you about in this second paragraph. That is how we improving our transportation system so it would work.

I liked working with partners  because they thought of ideas and if we had a problem they  would help us fix problems that we could not figure out. My partners also helped me put  everything together. They also helped me pick which magnets and what strategy that we should use for our maglev transportation system. They also had great ideas to improve like the one that I told you guys about in paragraph 2. We also thought that maybe our vehicle would be to heavy but we tried it anyway and it worked. One of the problems that me and my partners faced was after we did the design then we improved it did not work then we figured out the problem. The problem was that one of the magnets on the track was on the south side! So we just turned the magnet over to the north side then it worked! Our vehicle may have been more heavy than last time but it held more marbles and the more marbles our vehicle can hold and still be able for someone to push the vehicle across the track is better! With all of that super hard work that me and my partners did we ended up with a few different amounts of numbers for the marbles in the cup on our vehicle. But actually I think that the marbles filled up the cup and we had to start to put some of the marbles on our vehicle! Well with all of that hard work that we did are final number of marbles was 28! Also our first score of the number of marbles was I think about fourteen or maybe it was fifteen. So we really improved our vehicle sense the first time that we got our vehicle float and our vehicle to be able to float and with someone pushing the vehicle across the track and our vehicle is still floating. So we definitely improved our vehicle a lot! That is all of the reasons why I love working, creating, deciding, problem solving, and improving with partners.

# maglev transportation system

Our group had many problems through process. First we had to check what poles the magnet was on. When we figured that out we put two strip magnets on two sides and and we did the same thing on our vehicle. But that did not work so Mrs.Badurski said to put more weight on the track and that got it to levitate on the strip magnets. Also she said to use a bar magnet to see if they were on the right poles and if they weren’t then flip the magnets which took a very long time.

Our final track had two strip magnets on both sides and disc magnets on top of the strip magnets and ring magnets on in the middle of the track. Also the bottom of  our train we used two strip magnets that we cut so it lined up with the track which made it levitate. I think it was successful because we got marble to levitate on the train we also got it to go all the way to the other side of the track with a teeny push.

I learned how to make magnets repel and attract and I even learned a lot about my partners .I learned that maglev trains float by repelling and I Learned that England and Germany are fighting for the fastest maglev train that can still be efficient. I learned that in a team everybody has a very special position in the group and if you leave someone out your train won’t be as good than it could if you included everybody.

# my dog

I am grateful for my dog, Rocky,  because when I don’t want to want to wake up my dog makes sure I do, he plays with me and cares for me. The first reason I am grateful for my dog is when I just can’t wake up he wakes me up. For example, today when my mom told me to wake up my dog came in my room and woke me up in a fun way by licking my hand and tugging it. The second reason I am grateful for my dog is when I am bored and can’t find any fun my dog comes in and I start to play with him. We play fetch and tag. The third reason I am grateful for my dog is when I say “help” and play dead he always runs to me and licks me. This is why Rocky is a big part of me. What are you thankful for?

# My Amazing Sisters

I am thankful for my sisters because they make me feel like a better person.They make me feel grateful when they play with me and laugh with me and have dance parties with me. The first reason I am grateful for my sisters is that they play Go Fish with me, or other card games with me when I don’t have a friend over. The second reason is that they laugh when they tell jokes for example they tell me a joke like how do you make a tissue dance? Just put a little boogie in it! The third reason is that they have dance parties with me and we do funny dance moves like disco and the sprinkler. I am grateful for my sisters because they are fun, silly and kind.

# Math

In third grade you’re going to do a lot of math it’s also the same thing as every other grade. Math is very important because of numbers you’re going to have to add numbers multiply numbers subtract numbers for taxes, Bills and your also going to have to do this for more things to. Some of the basic things to know in math is.

1+1=2   9+9=18   4+4=8    5+5=10  2+2=4          Some more harder ones are 67+79=146    1655+2355=4010    122+39=162  856+3269=4125   9656-2339=7317

So let me tell you a story.   So one day my teacher Mr.s Badurski said class come to rug today we are going to learn bar models I started to feel a little nervous but on the other hand I was a little excited I was thinking what if i’m horrible at bar models. But when my teacher started to explain it i was thinking it was a little confusing but as she kept on showing us it kept on getting easier and easier. I felt like it was going to be easy . It also shows that you should never give up keep on going until you get to your goal or until you could understand how to do something. So never give up.

# My Farm

I am thankful for my farm for many reasons. I am thankful for my farm because provides me lots of food. I am also grateful for my farm because there is lots of room to play, and last, it let’s me help my mom and dad. The first reason I am thankful for my farm is that it provides me with food like fresh fruits and vegetables. Every day for dinner, we eat food from our farm. Another reason I am grateful for my farm is that is gives me a lot of space to play. For example, I have room to play a lot of games I enjoy, like soccer and basketball. The third reason I am thankful for my farm is that I get a chance to help my mom and dad run it. For example, I get to help people to their cars and help my parents work. I am thankful that living on a farm lets me have a good life.

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# It’s Important To Care For Other People

It’s important to care for your amazing family because they care about you and what you do.I am grateful for my sister, mom, and dad because they take care of me, give me affection, and when my mom and dad take my sister and I on super fun trips. The first reason I am grateful for my sister, mom, and dad is because they take care of me. For example, every morning , my mom wakes me up and packs my lunch cause of my allergies. My second reason is because,my parents stop what they’re doing to play board games with me and give me so much love so I can grow up to be a good parent to my kids. My last reason is because my dad makes the money to go to California to go skiing. To conclude, my family takes time for me and give me so much affection. What are you thankful for?

# awesome sister!

Have you ever had a cool sister? Well… this is what a cool sister is! I am grateful for my sister because she lets me pick what I want to eat, she lets me sleep on her bed when I am sad, and she lets me play on her phone when I am angry. The first reason l am grateful for my sister is because sometimes she make yummy food like scrambled eggs, and she lets me pick what I want to eat. Another reason I am thankful for my sister is she let’s me sleep on her bed when I am sad, and she even lets me pick a stuffed animal. The third reason I am thankful for my sister is that she lets me play on her phone. She also lets me pick games that I’m really into. My sister is very special to me. She even makes me presents on my birthday, like cool artwork, it was a sunset. It was awesome!

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Awesome sister!!!!!!!!!!!!