On Thursday 22nd of March all the P7s went to Edinburgh College for a STEM transition.
At the start we were all split up into different teams at the start I was in a team with Brenan, Cameron and a pupil from Sanderson’s Wynd. The first thing we did was making rocket cars we made them out of large foam rectangles that we drew the shape that we wanted the car to be then we went to the hot wire cutter and got the man there to cut it out. The way hot wire cutters work is the wire gets really hot and it melts through the foam and shapes it.
After we had it cut we coloured it in and then added the wheels and the bit that keeps it on the track.
After that the people who helped us took them to the track and then added the rockets. Once all the rockets were added they were put on the track then raced all the cars went over 70mph and my groups can went 74mph.
On Thursday p7s had to be at school for 8:10am! When we got on the bus we scored back seats. When we were at the college we got told our teams, Flynn and I were in Scooby. Next we went to a work shop and made our own cars out of foam. After that we took our cars out to race and they put mini jet engines in them. Flynn and my car went 72mph, the record was 87mph which is quite fast. I learned that a mini car can go that fast.
When we had break we went to our tables which had our names on them. Mrs Nicol was at our table, some people were very talkative in a good way – just getting to know people.
My favourite part was all the p7s were together and I think we should do more trips together.
By Lewis Myles , P7
This Monday Saltoun P5/6/7 started a new topic, electricity. We started off with some videos about what electricity is and then came my favourite bit – the circuits! We got to use small electrical wires to connect small bulbs, switches and batteries to make little electrical circuits. I found out that if you plug a wire in over the lamp it cancels the electricity going to the lamp and carries on going around the circuit. On Thursday this week we learnt what electricity is in a more active way. We all got hats with signs on. Most of the class had electrons on their hats but some of us had either a battery or a bulb. The people as electrons would walk around in a circle and every time they passed a battery they would collect a card that said energy. Every time you passed a bulb you had to hand your card to them and they would throw it up showing that the bulb was lighting up.
What I just described was a basic explanation of what electricity is and how it works .
I hope you enjoyed my post and I hope you also learned something . So thank you and GOODBYE!!
By Flynn Bronsdon