March 24, 2011
What is the Xperience Engineering Challenge?
Xperience Engineering is a program run by Engineers Ireland for primary schools. The project is divided into 2 categories, 3rd/4th Class and 5th/6th Class. The top 20 projects from each of the categories will be chosen to represent their school at the Xperience Engineering National Final in the Helix in Dublin in June.
This years theme is ‘Engineering a Cleaner World’. We chose to research wave energy, focusing on the prospect of harnessing it in Strandhill. We chose this because
- It’s a relatively new source of renewable energy
- It would be good for the west coast
- It’s local.
Part of the project was getting 6 K’Nex kits in your school for 2 weeks. We had lots of fun with them!
The project runs for 4 months, from December to April. We have had learned lots so far and have put a lot of our project together.
By Oisín S, Emer H & Luke