Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Reflection:Simple Machines

              Reflection:Simple Machines

            Inclined Plane
Activity: Making a ramp
Activity: Making a catapult
Activity: Making a flag pole


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I found our inclined plane activity an in between because it wasn’t satisfying.  I learnt that a vehicle went down a ramp faster than when the ramp was more flat.
I give the lever activity,  an in between because it took me quite a while to understand properly how a catapult works . I learn’t that the further down I pushed the spoon the greater force I used and the distance the load travelled. Also the load is what you want to move or lift,the force is how much energy I used to lift the load up.The fulcrum was the part that held the spoon to the popsicle stick.
I give the pulley a 10 out of 10 because I had lots of fun making a flag pole for the pulley activity. I learn’t that you use a pulley to lift up a load.


  1. Hi Jack I have learnt lots from looking at this DLO. I like the little car you used it looks familiar to something I've seen at home?
    Its good you rated the pulley a ten out of ten, (I agree too!)

    Keep up the great work From Latham.

  2. Hi Jack,

    Much like Latham, I too have learned a great deal from looking at this DLO. It's wonderful to see that you were able to post your work and to show your learning so clearly.

    I hope that you will take the opportunity this summer to continue your learning by participating in the Summer Learning Journey. You can choose to travel to one of five different countries and learn a great deal about what life in like there. Some of your classmates are already involved and have chosen to travel to places like the United Kingdom and Chile!

    I hope that you'll join us :)

    All the best, Rachel

  3. Good morning Jack!

    It's Rachel from the summer blogging programme. I am sending you this message as a friendly reminder that the Summer Learning Journey programme is currently underway. It is a great way for you to practice your reading and your writing.

    The programme has been running for two weeks and is about to head into the final week (Week 3). There are over 20 fun activities in the programme and you can complete as many as you wish. Each activity is worth points and the points will be added up at the end of the summer. Students with the most points will win prizes. All participants will also earn a badge and a certificate.

    I will be checking your blog spot every day up to and including Tuesday 26 January (the last day of the blogging programme) to see if you have participated.

    If you would like to join the programme and receive lots of comments and feedback, please log onto the Summer Learning Journey website:, register and then click on the 'Weekly Activities' tab. You will likely want to start with 'Week 1.' During week 1 you will be invited to choose a country to travel to, buy an airline ticket, watch the All Blacks perform a cool safety video, pack your suitcase, and review a good book for the airplane ride!

    A number of students from your school are currently participating in the programme and we're all having a great time. If you'd like to be one of them, please log on and blog today!

    Hope to see you online this week :)