1st Day Reflection

What did you do today?
Briefly describe your day’s activities

Today,my team was given a car generator,car battery and bicycle.We proceeded to use the generator to produce electricity by using our hands to push the paddle of the bicycle while we placed the generator under the wheel to allow the wheel to push against the generator to produce electricity.We decided to use a light bulb to test if electricity was generated before charging the car battery.Unfortunately,the light bulb we tested on was faulty,therefore we decided to continue with the charging of the car battery first. Halfway through the activity,we smelt smoke and realised that the wires had melted.After our teachers helped us to get a new car battery,we managed to get the data we needed and charged the car battery.

What did you learn today?

Discuss any learning points from today’s activities

I learnt how to use a tachometer,multimeter and a dynamo.I also learnt about how to fix a bicycle's chain when it comes loose and how to change the gears in a bicycle to suit the rider. 

How do you feel about today’s activities?

Describe how the project has affected your understanding of the discipline and how it may be applied elsewhere
Share your insights for the day

I was surprised by how easy it was to generate electricity when the right materials were used.I thought that we would have to find a way to construct our own dynamo.I am sure that such technologies can be used in the future to generate electricity on larger scale.

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