My Innovation Day project is based on the Grade 4 Science unit Pulleys And Gears. We have learnt about fixed pulleys where you pull down and moveable pulleys which go up and down. Here’s a video.
My drawbridge is a fixed pulley and when you pull a rope that is attached to the door is lifted and but when you let is go it goes down but you have to lock it with a lock. I made a fixed pulley because I wanted to try something a little harder than what I’m used to.
I think my pulley will work but if it does not I might have to add some things. I think it will work because every thing im using to make it is a very stable project and with the small car im making with the eraser box will really put it too the test so see how much the drawbridge can handle.
Here is a picture of me and my small yet working drawbridge.
I did have to change a couple of things but to my suprise it did stand but that was not the issue. The door would not stay down so I had to make a lock. My hypothesis was right because mt pully worked the first time.
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Today i’m going to do a book review on a well known book, Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing and im going to put a little thing on the side so you know who is who.
Peter: the main character
Fudge: little brother
Jimmy Fargo: a friend of Peters
Sheila: annoying friend
Mom: Peter and Fudge’s mom
Dad: Peter and Fudge’s dad
Chapter 1: This book is basically about a boy named Peter and his brother Fudge who grown-ups think are very cute but that is besides all the tantrums and throwing food across the walls just until PetFudge stops eating because he thinks he is a dog so his family is trying to find ways to make him eat but he won’t budge until one day his father had enough but I will not tell you this part because spoilers are not the best. Peter and Fudge live near a park where peter likes to go with friends but sometimes his mother and Fudge tag along too because Fudge likes monkeys and there is a monkey swing on the other side of the park.
Chapter 2: One day Peter asked his friend Jimmy Fargo to go to the park and Jimmy said yes so they went. But when getting to the park with a startle there was a girl from Jimmy and Peter’s class named Sheila. Peter does not like Sheila because she always is trying to touch him so she can say that Peters got cooties but it makes him mad so he tried to avoid her but he and Jimmy got caught sneaking around her to see where she was standing.
Chapter 3: Peters mom loves Sheila because she’s so smart and nice but Peter thinks the total opposite. Back to the story so when Jimmy and Peter go to the park they play with a set of special rocks and when going up there they catche a glimpse of there rocks and who was standing there. Standing there was Sheila pretending to read a book while kicking the rocks of the structure “hey those are our rocks” shouted Peter “well there now mine now” Sheila growled back.
Chapter 4: Just before Peter and Jimmy exploded Peters mom came running yealing “Fudge come back oh Peter thank goodness I caught up to you” but then Sheila started to grin then she started begging to babysit Fudge and Peter got annoyed because she knew she would do a bad job but Jimmy thought it was a great idea because Sheila would stop bothering them but that did not happen. Jimmy did not know that Peters mom would never let anyone take care of Fudge. But then his mother did a strande thing she looked at her watch and said she forgot to turn on the oven so she asked if they could handle 10 minutes and she said yes but one thing Peter had to help Sheila. Peter was really annoyed because once again he does not like Sheila because she is a pain. So Fudge likes birds so he wanted to be a bird so he went on the struckture and jump but in mid-air to find he can not fly so he fell and knocked out his 2 front teeth and Peter got blamed for it.
I feel even though im only half way throught the book im really injoying it and I would give it a 4 AND A HALF STAR for a rating for how funny it is and I would really recommend it to grade 3s and 4s / 8s 9s and 10s in age.
I think that Jimmy Fargo will be an important character later one in the story and we will also see Sheila again. You might also never know what Fudge is going to do next maybe destroy a bird or trash a park.
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