Engineering Week

Welcome back Year 6,

I hope you have had a lovely holiday.

To start the term we have been learning about engineering, the significance of engineers and how life would be like if we did not have engineers. We learned about design/problem brief and learned what steps are involved when creating an idea. We carried out investigations and made paper planes to fly in our Big Air Show on Friday.

We had great fun and learned a lot about engineering.

Can you explain the design process and why it is important?

Have a look at what we have learned.

12 thoughts on “Engineering Week

  1. We went into groups of 3 and thought of different aeroplane designs. After we chose our design and made it. We needed to test it so we went outside the classroom and threw the aeroplane.Aftere break we needed to create oh finall design for the big air show.

  2. First we got into groups of 3 and decided what 4 aeroplane design we wanted. After we went outside to the corridor and threw our aeroplane . We threw our aeroplane to see which one flew the furthest. We also had a investigation sheet where we had to write our prediction. Then we wrote how many meters it went. We had to go through the design process because if we didn’t have gravity it will pull it down

  3. A design process I very important because you need to know what you are doing and how you are going to do it. This Ives you the brief about what you are going to do. You can go back to refer what parts you need to make your desgin.

    This desgin process includes using cardboard,siccors,paper and celotape. We had to cutout the cardboard pieces intomcircles to wheels and we rolled the paper and stuck it with celotape to keep the wheels on each end. We then tested them to different models to see which one has greater speed.

    For our aeroplanes we made 4 different methods nd tested which one went the furthest we had to think about the uplift, direction, speed, aerodynamics and how it will cut through the wind. We tested all the planes and chose one we made a spare one just in case anything went wrong. After that we went to the hall and did our Big air show it was a great success.

  4. The design process is important because if we just made an aeroplane without planning we wouldn’t know the components of an aeroplane to make it stay protracted in the air. A design brief is a project that includes steps to compose a refined product whether it is a paper aeroplane or a hummingbird they all need a design brief. The design brief start in your mind, thinking of a product that will make our lives easier such as the golden gate bridge, it was invented by Joseph Strauss which made people travelling to the other side easier as they could drive rather than paying for a boat to get there. The next step that the engineers do is put all their ideas on a paper and make a few different and simple designs to investigate. After finding out what is best to use for the invention he/she will get what he/she needs and invent it.

  5. First, we tested few paper planes that would fly the longest and which were the best, and if we didn’t do this step, you won’t choose the most efficient paper plane. Later, we tested which angle would be the best to fly, as it is very vital to get which angle to throw the plane. Then we went on to create our own aeroplanes for the big airshow since we started drawing our initial ideas; taking notes about our ideas. Next, we drew our final idea down and labelled the features, followed by creating our plane and test it if anything needs to improve and drew the plane from different angles. Finally, we participated in the big airshow to see who’s plane would fly he best.

  6. Firstly,we got into groups of 3 and planned out which 4 different types of paper aeroplanes we wanted to design.After that we went outside in the corridor and threw our paper aeroplanes to see which one flew the furthest. After that we had an investigation sheet where we had to write our prediction which aeroplane will fly the furthest and write how many meters each plane went.We had to go through the design process because if we didn’t gravity would have pulled the aeroplane down, so we had to make loads of folds in the nose to create more weight distribution. This means it will create less drag which will pull the aeroplane backwards. After we looked at different type of angles to throw the plane at TheBigAirShow on Friday. Finally we choose our final designs to use in TheBigAirShow.

  7. First of all,we got into groupes and planned out which 4 different types of paper aeroplanes we wanted to design.After that we went outside in the corridor and threw our paper aeroplanes to see which one flew the furthest.We also had an investigation sheet where we had to write our prediction of which plane would fly the furthest. Then we wrote how many meters each plane went.We had to go through the design process because if we didn’t gravity would have pulled the aeroplane down,so we had to make loads of folds in the nose to create more weight distribution.This means that it will create less drag which will pull the plane back.After that we looked at different types of angles to throw the plane at the big air show on Friday. We tested it out as a class for which angle was the best. Then we created our final design to fly at the Big Air Show!!!

    Thank you Mr Mcabe and Miss Janjua!!

  8. In order to have a good product and a strong business , engineers need to follow a design process where it all starts from their imagination. Engineers are successful in their design every year, due to their creative minds and strong sense of innovation. Engineers want their product to be useful, new and flexible for use. Once they have had a clear plan of what to make, engineers need to explain, annotate and sketch their ideas, thinking about the materials they need, the price and other engineers to help them. When they have sketched their design, engineers draw their plan on a computer, making it 3D with all their measurements and parts they need. Engineer make a brief, basic model representing their product to other people like scientists, architects and other important people. Then engineers have to make or get parts for their design while thinking about marketing.

  9. The design process is important because if you get the first step wrong you may need to restart because when you join later on in the process it will not be accurate. It is also important because there are lots of steps to get your aeroplane to fly the furthest. You will have to get all of the weight to the front of the plane which is the nose. To do this you will have to fold many times to get the weight to be at the front of the aeroplane. Also, this will mean that it creates less drag so when you fly your plane it will slice threw the air meaning it will fly further. The best stratergy is to fly your plane going up because it will stay longer in the air so it can reach the end whereas if you flew it straight across it will reach the floor very quickly.

  10. First of all,we tested which planes are the best and created four planes for testing,this step is important because if you don’t do this,you might choose a plane that doesn’t fly properly.After we found our results we tested which angle to fly our aeroplane at.This step is important because if you throw your paper aeroplane at any angle like fifteen degrees the aeroplane won’t have any time to glide down.Next,we created hoop gliders which could be an option for our Big Airshow.Then,we drew our Intial ideas and wrote notes about our ideas,this step is important because if you move on to creating your aeroplane before this step,you won’t know what you are doing.After this,we drew our aeroplane and wrote notes about how to fold our aeroplane.We also added what materials we would need and the equipment we would need.Next,we created our prototype and tested it to see what we could do to improve.Then,we drew our aeroplane from different angles.Finally,we created our best aeroplane and competed in the Big Airshow,Thank you Mr McCabe and Mrs Janjua for an amazing oppurtunity.

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