As part of our latest Global Campus Challenge-Based Learning adventure, students started off making small machines that worked on their own, and then had time to try and link the smaller machines in to one large machine. Our KS3 scientists covered topics as broad as friction, pulleys, gravity, pendulums, gradients, hydraulics, center of mass and inertia all through the manufacture of these machines, and everyone was very impressed with their work! The largest of these was achieved by Year 8, whose machine had an incredible 36 individual components that came together to simply make some Mentos fall in to a cola bottle. The resulting reaction was a sight to be seen!
The resilience shown by the students to achieve this feat was excellent, and their efforts will now be submitted to Nord Anglia Education Global Campus staff for judging. Well done to all concerned who showed such great creativity, problem solving and perseverance!