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.