Hazlehurst Community Primary School

Growing Together

Hazlehurst Community

Primary School

Growing Together

Year 5 STEM Week

Year 5 conducted a “real world” investigation.  They had to engineer a solution so that farmers in Nepal could transport tomatoes down a steep mountainside to market - without the tomatoes becoming squashed.

Lots of smart engineering (and re-engineering) took place to make sure that baskets were the correct weight and held their balance. 

Some teams managed to develop a buffering system to cushion the impact at the end of the descent.

One team developed a pulley system which could control speed and retrieve baskets too. Lots of other teams thought this was a good idea too and added this feature to their design.

 

Well done year 5 engineers.

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