Please follow the link to the evaluations:
Please have a look at the following links that will help get you started with Grade 7 and 8 Applied Technology and Wood Working.
- Our course outline is listed here (Adobe PDF)
- Shop safety document (Adobe PDF)
- Project materials fee (Adobe PDF)
Safety is explained on the following page in more detail. Please follow the link here for more details.
Thanks to Veronica Harrison for providing the plans for the Gum Ball machine.
Grade 8 creations:
Lots of amazing creations being turned out by our Grade 8 wood workers. It’s is always a great opportunity to see students working so well on their projects with such creativity and passion!
On February 14th, a group of students from Term 2 achieved supersonic flight using their scratch build model rocket. Employing an AeroTech G80-10T blue thunder mid performance rocket motor, these students achieved an altitude of 1.68 km (5511 feet) or 1 Mile AGL. This is just under 600 feet the National altitude record for a G powered rocket according to the CAR/ACF! Our top speed was recorded at 1486.7 km/h or Mach 1.21 (supersonic velocity).
While the rocket did not escape unscathed, it did manage to land 90 meters from the launch pad; folded nicely in two from the stresses caused during flight, minus 2 fins. All flight data was recorded on the PerfectFlite Pnut altimeter. You can also see the rainbow rocket which used the Aerotech G79W (White Lightning) motor which uses the same composition as professional solid fuel boosters employed by NASA and the Department of National Defense. This rocket motor type burns with a bright white contrail with lots of thick dense smoke for tracking purposes. It is also the same type of motor used in the filming of the 1999 hit movie – October Sky, based on the true story of Homer Hickam and the Rocket Boys from Coalwood, West Virginia USA.