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17/09/2015
Science News
 
Students in year 8 classes have been investigating different forms of energy and exploring factors which effect the efficiency of land yachts. They have been investigating the different forms of energy and making judgements about the efficiency of the energy transformation process from a range of energy sources. 
 
Each group was given some material to design and construct a land yacht that could only be powered by wind. After doing some time trials the groups were able to make one change to their land yacht to see if it made a difference to the time taken for the land yacht to travel 10m. As you can see some of the students have been quite inventive with their designs.