Year 4 test their flood- proof houses

This half term, year 4 have designed and created their own flood- proof houses. They have worked in groups to test different materials for absorbency and strength and have used the best materials to create their own flood- proof houses. Here are some of the flood- proof houses that we created.

4 Red:

4 White:

4 Blue:

Evaluation:

What worked well in your design?
What didn’t work as well as your expected?
What would you change about your design should you do it again? Why?
If you could travel back in time, what advice would you give to yourself before starting this project? Why?

21 thoughts on “Year 4 test their flood- proof houses

  1. Evaluation:

    What worked well in your design?
    The wood worked well because it was strong
    What didn’t work as well as your expected?
    The cardboard became soggy
    What would you change about your design should you do it again? Why?
    We could make a roof for the Garage we should start it again because it didn’t work out as well as we expected.
    If you could travel back in time, what advice would you give to yourself before starting this project? Why?
    If I could travel back in time the advice I would give myself would be to make the outside wall of the house using lollipop sticks .
    Eman Meharunisa, Khadija, Elham and Sumaya

  2. What worked well in your design?When we added the layer at the bottom was the best and helped it because we added wood.
    What didn’t work as well as your expected?We dint not expect for it to float on the water.
    What would you change about your design should you do it again? Why?we would change nothing but add walls and make it have stilts.
    If you could travel back in time, what advice would you give to yourself before starting this project? Why?We tell our past self’s to start with the walls and for us to do different jobs each.

  3. 1.our flood proof house stood in water.
    2.the glue didn’t work.
    3.we should change the design because it did not have a roof so people would get wet.
    4.if I went back in time I would say to use metal.

  4. Umar,Andre,Tyson,Haroon and Yaseen

    The thing that worked is that it floated.

    The tin foil was not covered at all of the layers.

    We might of covered the inside of the home.We might of needed a little bit more time so we should start it again but it still worked.

    I would say use less weight.

  5. Something that worked well is that it could stand and not fall apart .
    The stairs because the bottom was not waterproof and the garage was not protected.
    I would add a plastic wrap on the garage so it is waterproof
    If I traveled back in time I would make the bottom more protected

  6. The structure in my design was strong so that part went well.
    I thought it was all going to be straight but it was a little bit on a side.
    If I changed my design I would put extra support on everything and add walls and a roof for my house.
    If I travelled back in time, I would plan it out properly so I know what I’m doing. This is because most of the time we would have just done random stuff.

  7. 1-The thing that worked well was it floated.
    2- The stilts were not that strong.
    3-I would change the materials I used in the stilts.
    4-Yeah I will do it again because the stilts aren’t really that strong.

  8. 1.it worked well because I added a lot of detail.
    2.it wasn’t so finished .
    3.I would finished it and making it improved.
    4.I would make equal triangle because some were too small and some were too big and some were right.

  9. What worked well in my design was that I chose a strong material.
    What didn’t work as well in my design was that the house didn’t float as well as I thought.
    If I could change my design I would make stilts for it so that it can be above the water level.
    The advice I would give for this project is not make a flood proof house that floats out of lego because water can get inside the house because of the small holes.

  10. In my design the thing that was good was the stilts and the thing that was bad was the boat.I could improve by making the boat float.I would do it again because the house wouldn’t be water proof if the stilts were not there.If I could travel back in time my advice would be to rap my house in foil.

  11. Our floorboards worked well.
    Our structure didn’t work as well.
    I would do it again because we couldn’t stick the pieces together.
    The advice I would give is that to get more tape.

  12. The thing that went well was nothing
    The design plan didn’t work as well as I thought.
    I would change my group as they left to join a different group without telling me.
    I would make sure to not get bad team members .

  13. Something that worked well is that it could stand and not fall apart .
    What did not work well in my design is that we tried to make gates but it did not work so we scrapped it.
    I would like to change the bottom because it was not that powerful .
    If I could travel back in time I would try to research a few things at home .

  14. The material that I liked the inside.
    The material that I didn’t like was stilts.
    I should change the stilts because it didn’t stand up.
    I would make the stilts stand up.

  15. The structure in my design was strong so that part went well.
    I thought it was all going to be straight but it was a little bit on a side.
    If I changed my design I would put extra support on everything and add walls and a roof for my house.
    If I travelled back in time, I would plan it out properly so I know what I’m doing. This is because most of the time we would have just done random stuff.

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