Friday, 4 September 2015

Workshop Funtime...

Today we had a great workshop following up from our learning a couple of weeks ago about solar power and our own solar panels here at Eastern Hutt.  We had a range of solar power toys and gadgets including cars, an all-in-one 'robot' kit and a solar powered cooker.  Despite our best efforts we had very little success getting them up and running, due to a very cloud covered sky.  

We tried 'topping up' the sun with torches ... Zach and Tony persevered and use the reflective dish from the solar cooker and a torch together to get the car going.  It flipped right over!

We also started thinking about how to promote our group and what we do.  We are putting together a presentation board for our Centenary and are hoping that our younger schoolmates will be interested and apply to be Schoolgen SolarKids next year.  

During our session we had a visit from a Hutt News Reporter.  She asked lots of interesting questions and it provided a great opportunity to reflect about what we're doing here at our school to promote energy efficiency and sustainability.  We have lots of neat ideas to follow up in term 4...


Experimenting with solar power and torches...
Tony and Zach hard at work building solar kitsets...

Starting our presentation board ... watch this space!

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