WSBEorchids

Building a Mountain!

Yesterday was a rather exciting day at Writhlington – an inset day!  We are still amazed at the amount of work you can get done in the labs without those annoying lessons getting in the way!

This inset was, however, to be unlike any preceding it.  We turned the classroom into a workshop and set about building a mountain.  This would be no ordinary mountain though!  This mountain would be ‘The Himalayas’ and have space for two orchids at the correct altitudes on the scale.  It would also have a table that is exactly big enough for a laptop and a large book.

No easy task, I’m sure you’ll agree, but a large piece of MDF, some chicken wire and a lot of modrock later (yes – an awful lot of modrock!) we had it finished!

This model will make up the center piece for my entry in the National Science Competition at The Big Bang on the 10th-13th March this year.  The before, during, and after shots of this building project can be found below or at our Picasa web Albums.

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