Category Archives: Background Information

STEM – Egg Drop Finale

  The aim was to create a crumple zone to absorb the force of the drop. The group was split into four teams and each team fired their own protection invention up and over a variety of different sized walls. Once … Continue reading

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Humanities – Our Beliefs

In this lesson, the group participated in many activates to do with their views of why we are here. They were learning about there views of space and giving an argument on how. In Ben Maclean’s work, he said, “I believe … Continue reading

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Humanities – Lost on the Moon

The task in this lesson was  a scenario. Your spaceship crash landed 200m away from the research centre on the moon and you only had 15 supplies. You were asked to rank the 15 objects in order of importance. This … Continue reading

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English-journalism

Throughout these two days, we have been interviewing and finding out about all the lessons that other groups have been doing. We have been writing up blogs on the project infinity website.We have extracted information from different classrooms to use … Continue reading

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STEM – Egg Preparation Part II

In the second part of the egg preparation, they got an objective of what to do. This is making protection out of a certain amount of materials. We asked Jack Sawford if he is enjoying what he is doing and … Continue reading

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Humanities – Sociology

On Wednesday morning, the first lesson for humanities was sociology. It was about finding if they think that there is any other life form in this solar system. First of all, they watched a 5 minute clip about a police … Continue reading

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Music – Wipeout Rehearsal

The music group were working on their Wipeout piece. They have been doing this for one hour and fifteen minutes and is the groups favourite activity so far. We asked Lyle Burton  a few questions about working on the piece: … Continue reading

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Humanities – Space Race

The next part of humanities is called the Space Race. This was when Russia and America ware in a race to get to space first. Russia actually got to space first but a few years later  Neil Armstrong, form America, … Continue reading

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STEM – Cosmic Egg Drop Preparation

The STEM group moved onto design this morning, with Mr Grimadell and Mr Burns. They were learning about crumple zones and preparing for the egg drop. They learnt about techniques by watching  car test crash. The task for this morning … Continue reading

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STEM – Science – Dry ice and boiling water experiment

During this lesson, Mrs Green demonstrated an experiment which involved pouring two kettles full of boiling water onto a tray full of dry ice. The reaction and result of the experiment was this…

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Music – Reason Software

In order to advance their composition work, the group used a software called Reason. This is a visual synthesiser. This uses the midi keyboard to test out them to use as an addition to the space music. On the programme … Continue reading

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Humanities – Psychology and living in space

The aim of this lesson was to find out how psychology can effect people living in space and how it would change their behaviour. They found that depression was a common psychological problem for astronauts. They also tried to understand … Continue reading

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STEM Science Experiments

IN the afternoon, The STEM group did three exciting experiments involving methane. In the first experiment, Aaron Brown covered his hands in methane bubbles after washing them in water. Once he had done that, Mrs Green used a match to … Continue reading

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Humanities – Geography

The humanities group are researching the geography of mars on the computers. They are then going to use this information to compare the earths geography to the geography of mars which they will present on a poster done in partners. … Continue reading

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Music – Composition

The students were asked to compose a piece of music to a video without sound, the theme is space. They were split into groups of 4-5 to do this, they had to use 3 melodic instruments to complete this task. … Continue reading

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STEM-science

The stem group worked on the science and bonding elements. They did this by making models of molecules to show and discover the structure of a comet. They used plastic model making kits to represent the molecules within a comet. … Continue reading

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Humanities Introduction to tides

On an early Tuesday morning, Project Infinity is taking place at Robert Smyth Academy. One of the subjects is Humanities which Mr Davids was taking. In the lesson, the students learnt about two different types of tides. Emy Lockwood told … Continue reading

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An introduction to Music

The music group are aiming to play ‘Wipeout’ which is a music piece from ‘The Return To The Forbidden Planet’. Each person is playing their chosen instrument, which showcases their talent, to compose the piece altogether. These instruments include: bass … Continue reading

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Ready for takeoff, 2014!

Very soon we’ll be blogging about Project Infinity 2014. Stand by for transmission…

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It finally arrived!

The dry ice needed for Monday’s comet-making arrived in time for Mrs Green to finish the experiment. Here are some suitably dramatic photographs of science in action:

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