Månadsarkiv: mars 2018

Skewers Challenge

Skewers

The challenge was to make a cup stand in the middle of 3 other cups and the only thing we were allowed to use were skewers. The hardest part was that the three cups had to have a longer distance than the skewers length.

First we tried to make the cups balance on the stick without using the cups but we soon realized that it wasn’t going to work. But when we thought about it a little bit more I had an idea that if the weight of the stick was on the other side of the cup we could balance a few skewers on the opposite side. So we did that and it worked.Then we took the last cup and three skewers and tried to balanced it on the other skewers, and it worked. Then very carefully we put the cup in the middle on the skewers and it worked.   

Bottle Light Bulb

 

 

Bottle light bulb

We tried an idea about how to get light in a bottle from sunlight but we used the flashlight from our phones instead of sunlight. First we had a black plastic bag and we cut it in the bottom and the longside then we unfolded it. After that we made a hole in the middle of the plastic bag and we put the half bottle into the bag. We went into a dark room and lit the flashlight into the bottle and it worked! There was light in the bottom of the bottle. It was so fun to try out the idea and more fun to see that it worked. It was very good to know that instead of throwing the bottles the poor countries could use it for something very useful. I didn’t think that it would work but it did and that was kind of cool.

You need this:

Black plastic bag

Flashlight

Felt pen

Water

Bottle

Scissors

Dark room

Tape

 

Huseby –

By:Celina and Emilia

Trip to Huseby

 

Before we went to Huseby we  watched at a movie about refugees. When we were inside the museum the guide talked about the exhibition and where it has been. On the wall there was many pictures of people that  escaped, and the guide talked about how people  told them the story when they escaped. The guides had  some things like mobiles and powerbanks. In the exhibition there was a bowl with  a mobile phone dropped in it. That symbolized  a person who had dropped her phone in the Mediterranean Sea.

 

 

We got a paper that had questions about the refugees and phone apps that helped them for their escape. We looked in VR-glasses. There was a movie about a girl who lived in one of the world’s biggest refugee camps.

They had built a room that was very cold and very dark. In the room there were glass sculptures with some lights on so that we could see them. It was very scary because we thought that someone was going to jump up and scare us.  

We learned about how hard it is for a refugee to come from, for example, Syria to Sweden, how we can help them in their  escapem and how important their mobile phones can be.

The best thing was when we built our own small sized escape boat  and tried it in a minimized sea. When we tried the boats, the propeller splashed lots of water on us and we got wet.

That was our trip to Huseby that we enjoyed. It was funny, scary and educational.

Thanks for reading!