On July 10 we did a competition on who could make the tallest tower with paper and tape. Then when time was up, Leland and I got ours up to 63 inches, Jeyton and Kamalu’s was 4 ½ inches, and Ian and Daniel was 1 ½ inches. But the main point of it was practicing to collaborate, plan, build, and record everything in our engineering log page.
The second thing we did was make simple machines using VEX pieces. The simple machines were, lever, inclined plane, pulley, screw, pendulum, wedge, and wheel & axle. Then we had to create a machine by combining 2 of the simple machines to make our car go the furthest. We had an inclined plane with a wheel going down it, and it hits something to make a chain reaction, and the reaction makes our car go forward. Kamalu’s and Daniel’s was a really tall inclined plane, then a seesaw; the wheel went down the inclined plane, hit the seesaw; then the seesaw hit the car to boost the car. It was 2-1 other team’s way. Even though we got it farther. We went farther but we were a few seconds later.
Then we coded on Virtual World and I got to mission 9 on Palm Island. There are 9 missions in total on Palm Island. And they get harder as you go.
Paige, Daniel, Jeyton