This week, the children in Year 5 have became Young Engineers. Their brief was to design their own elevator, which had a moving hydraulic lift.

The first stage was the design process. The children used the paint software to design and annotate their elevators.

After that, we began to paint our boxes according to the plans.

Once our boxes were dry, we then started to assemble the hyrdraulics which would operate the lift.

Carefully, we measured where the lift would start and finish. Then we used the craft knives to cut out the windows for the lift.

Finally, using the glue guns we stuck a syringe to the back of the box and the elevator (match box) to the top of the syringe.

Now, we all had a functioning hydraulic lift!

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