December 15

Me and Fay’s Great Design Project Creation Reflection


  • Overall, I think this product was successful because a lot of people came back to it and were kind of really into scoring the 30s because they couldn’t get it in (teehee) and the walls weren’t falling down like before and they all survived the storm 4th Graders.
  • Skills that I learned or developed were how to make a really clean nice cut and how to make something really sturdy so that it wouldn’t fall off or get destroyed.
  • One thing I would like to change is the size; I wish we had made it a little smaller so I can carry it around easily and slip it in that space in between my chair and the one in front on the airplane 🙁
  • These are the photos of our design 🙂 I think we did a pretty god job overall 🙂
October 30

3 Days of Design: Cup Insulator Challenge

Design Reflection                           

Q: Explain the problem you were trying to solve

A: I was trying to solve the problem of mugs cooling down too quickly, and so I was trying to make a cup insulator

Q: Explain your process for solving this problem (write about how you used the engineering and design process)

A: So first, I sketched and gathered ideas in my notebook. Then, I gathered the materials and started making my prototype. After I made my prototype, I began to add and revise it. Finally, I sort of finalized my work and tested it and did the reflection

Q: CER–To practice writing a CER, I want you to make one regarding the Cup Insulator

C– Make a CLAIM which is a statement of truth that you learned from your data

–Having a nice cover for the top of your mug really helps a lot

E– Provide EVIDENCE to back up that CLAIM. Go back to your data and gather two pieces of EVIDENCE to support the CLAIM.

–When I readjusted the lid during the test, the temperature, which was dropping like a stone in water, shot back up again, and the second piece of evidence is in real life; when you have a lid on top of your drink, then it cools down significantly slower than a drink without a lid

R– Write a scientific REASONING for why your CLAIM happened

–I think it was because the lid helps keep the heat trapped inside the mug, and all the steam just circulates around the empty space above the hot water, making it a little bit hotter

Respond to at least 2 of the following to complete your blog               

  1. what are you proud of?
  2. What would you do differently?
  3. What was the hardest thing about this project?
  4. What are some limitations your group experienced in this design challenge?

1: I am really proud of how I made such a great design in such a short period of time

4: The limitations I experienced was the time because if I had more time, I would’ve made my design better-looking

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October 23

Welcome to Your New Blog!

When you blog you create posts and posts are categorised according to your subject. Some categories have already been set up for you. If you need more categories you can add them as needed. It’s important that your posts have the following:

  • An engaging title – this should not include the name of the subject since this is referenced in the category.
  • Body – this is where you share your learning. This can include text, images, embedded videos from Dragons’ Tube or elsewhere. You should always consider how your post looks to your audience. Is it engaging? Do they want to keep reading?
  • Category – select one that has been set for you or add a new category. Posts can have more than one category e.g. Humanities and Myself as a Learner

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