In this post I will explain how my group struggled to create my train to levitate, my final working levitating track, and what I learned from the process of creating a maglev train with a group.
When we first got our materials for the maglev train, our original plan was to put all the magnets in line one next to the others in line but the problem with that was that the sides of the magnets are also magnetic, causing the magnetic poles (north and north) to repel against each other move around when they are all facing the same way as the magnets on the bottom of the car to levitate.
Then an idea shot to my head. If we only used 2 magnets on the sides they could face the same way because the magnetic forces are not strong enough to push away each other and it will be able to hold the piece of styrofoam. This worked successfully because not only were the long magnets able to stay in place, but the magnetic forces were still strong enough to hold the piece of styrofoam in the air with a cup and marbles on it.
A couple of things that I have learned through the engineer design process is to work with a group and let everybody share their ideas, how magnets work and how they attract to each other and levitate against each other, and how magnetic fields work, And lastly I learned other uses for magnets then just magnet tiles and magnets that go on cars and refrigerator. Doctors also use magnets to take a look inside a persons body without having to do any surgery!
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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?
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.
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.
I’m grateful for my family because they are funny, they make me happy, and they help me. The first reason is they make me laugh. For example, they tell funny stories about my brothers and me when we were younger, like the time when I fell into a toilet. Another reason I am thankful for my family is that they make me really happy. For example, they make me happy by bringing me to fun places like Montauk and California. My brothers also spend a lot of time playing football with me. The third reason I am thankful for my family is they help me. For example, sometimes my brothers quiz me on math facts and my parents help me practice division.
Do you want to learn about my life? If yes then it is your lucky day because you are about to learn about it rite now. Right in front of your eyes! I am grateful for my family because if I didn’t have a my family then my life will be way different, my family plays with me and my mom and dad bring me on vacation. The first reason I am grateful for my family is they play games with me. For example My two brothers play basement baseball. Basement baseball is a game in my basement that I made up. The second reason I like my family is they care for me. For example, my dad taught me how to play baseball and now I practice every week with a professional coach who actually was in the minor leagues. My final thing which is my third thing that I like about my family is that they take me on vacation, For an example every year I go to California and Florida. Now you now about my family now what happens in your family?
It is important to be grateful for our family and the good people in our lives. I am grateful for my family because, they love me so much, they help me and they make my life so much more fun. The first reason I am grateful for my family is they love me so much. For example, every single day when I am home, they give me hugs and kisses. Another reason I am grateful for my family is they help me. For example, my mom, dad and brother help me with my homework. The last reason is they make my life more fun. We have fun by playing legos together, and we help my mom cook. To conclude, my family will always love me, help me, and have fun with me.
I am thankful for my mom and dad because they love me, they play games with me and they take us on special trips. The first reason I am grateful for them is because they show me that they love me. For example, they read stories to me and on weekends they let my sisters and I come in their bed. The second reason I am grateful for my family is that they play with me. For example, my dad practicing playing softball with me. Another reason is they take my sisters and me on trips. For example, my 2 sisters, Samara and Skylar, and I are going to Disney World next Wednesday. Also, my grandparents have a house in Florida that we go to often. So you think of reasons to be thankful for your mom and dad too!
My family helps me be happy and they give with everything I need to live. I`m grateful for my family because they let me have delicious food that I love, they make sure that I`m happy, and they help me. The first reason that I’m grateful for my family is because that they get me food that I love. For example every 2 or 3 weeks my family takes me to the grocery store and gets all the food we need for a month. They let me pick out things like pancakes, fruit, taco shells, cheese, meat, waffles, and my favorite bread. The second reason I am grateful for my family is that they make me happy every day. For example when I`m sick they stay home and drive me to the doctor, and stay home and not go to work for however long I don`t go to school. My third reason why I’m grateful for my family is because they help me. For example, when I am reading and can’t figure out what a word means and if they don`t know, they’ll look it up on their phones and tell me. Or they will sit with me at my desk in my room or downstairs in the kitchen at the desk there and helps me with my test and homework assessments. My fourth reason why I’m grateful for my parents is because they keep me company and answer all of my questions. For example, last night I was having a football catch with my dad and asking him questions about how you become left handed and right handed when you’re born. I was also asking about left handed and right handed tennis players. My fifth reason why I’m thankful for my parents is that they take me on road trips and plane trips everywhere. For example 2 or 3 years ago they took me and my sister on a on a 21 hour drive to Florida and surprised us by going to Disneyland. We also fly to Seattle and Mexico a lot. To conclude, my family feeds me, helps me with so much, and make sure that I stay happy. I am very thankful for them.
Do you have any family trip traditions? I do! Every year my family takes a trip to Cape Cod. I am grateful for my family going to Cape Cod every year because we play games, we go to beaches and ponds, and we get to do this all with my cousins! The first reason I am grateful for my family going to Cape Cod every year is we play really, really fun games. For example, every year we have a 1,000 piece really hard jigsaw puzzle, with new fun themes on it every year, last year the theme was ice cream. We also go to deep, shallow, long, short, big,small, far, wavy, come oceans and ponds! For example, we either go to Gulf, Long, or Great pond. We go to the ocean to but we rarely swim we rarely swim in the ocean because of the sharks! And to add on we do all of it with our cousins! For example we have sleepovers with them and go with them to beaches and ponds. I’m glad me and my family and I can make all these memories in Cape Cod!