During the last few weeks of Term 4, a group of students have worked tirelessly together with Mr Mark Heaney and Mr Dan Stewart to create horse jump trailers. The students involved were Anghus Heaney, Lachlan McGill, Matthew Wood, Lochlan Campbell, Jack Richards, Jack Larkin and Alex Robinson. They managed to finish two trailers which will be used at the annual North West Equestrian Expo event. Well done to all of these students for your hard work and for putting your skills to such good use!
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SUBJECT: Design & Technology
UNIT: Innovation and Emerging Technologies Case Study
VALUE: 20% weighting
DATE NOTIFIED: 23/10/2020 WK2A T4
DATE DUE: 20/11/2020 Wk6A T4
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SUBJECT: Food Technology
TEACHER: M. Smith
UNIT: Contemporary Nutrition Issues
DATE NOTIFIED: 18/8/2020 TERM 3 WEEK 5 B
DATE DUE: 3/9/2020 TERM 3 WEEK 7B THURSDAY (IN CLASS PERIOD 2)
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SUBJECT: Food Technology
TEACHER: Ms. M. Smith
DATE NOTIFIED: 10/8/2020 WEEK 4 A
DATE DUE: 22/8/2020 WEEK 5 B
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Left to right: Josie Strong, Emma Robinson, Allwyn Park, Luke Richards, Ivolet-Jasmin Mc Away-Davis and Bree O’Neill
Another exciting unit of work covered in Year 8 Mandatory Technology involved the Dragster Challenge. Students were given a kit for a dragster and they had to construct the model from a set of instructions. Students started this during the period of remote learning, but completed it when they returned to class. They had an opportunity to experiment and develop prototypes to test their solutions. They, furthermore, learnt about the ways in which force, motion and energy can be used in systems, machines and structures and applied this knowledge in building and testing their dragsters. Students also investigated the effects of gearing on speed and acceleration. The Dragsters were designed to provide an easy introduction to electro-mechanical devices.
In Weeks 5 and 6, students had an opportunity to race the dragsters they had built. After a bit of work using hot glue guns, some soldering and the wide range of tools and equipment available in the TAS faculty, they were set to race. The dragsters were raced over a distance of 200 meters and they were hooked to fishing line. Competition was fierce and Mr Heaney was the official racing marshal. Allwyn Park recorded the fastest time of 6.63 seconds and an average speed of 10.8756 km/h. The dragster’s average velocity/speed (m/s) was 3.016m a second.
Well done to the students, as well as to Mr Heaney and Ms Smith on their excellent work and creativity!