Monday, 21 November 2011

Term three Evaluation

It was a very busy and exciting time in the science and technology room throughout term three.
Congratulations firstly, to the five senior boys who represented Wellesley College at the Wellington Science and Technology Fair. Special congratulations goes to Lachlan Sim who won three prizes, the Opus International Prize, First in Year 8 (Class 2) and the VUW Science Prize (first across Years 7, 8, 9 and 10). Ben Hawley also won the CRL Energy Prize.

As part of the school wide inquiry, Year 5P spent time in the technology room constructing models of Wellington Harbour, showing how it's topography has changed over time.

Year Seven also had a great time construction box cars to sell at the school gala. The boys spent time exploring ideas, using Youtube to get inspiration and then began the design and construction process. It was great to see lots of effort and care taken when it came to the final stages of painting and presentation. As a result, the cars sold very quickly at the gala!

The junior syndicate also enjoyed making periscopes and exploring what magnets are and how they work.