The final pringle story.


First we got a small box and taped some cotton wool to the bottom of it and then we got another part of a box to use as a lid and we did exactly the same with that. Next we placed the pringle inside the box and put the lid on. We then sellotaped the whole box so it was sturdy. Although our pringle didn’t stay in one piece, I think that using cotton wool was good protection against impact because it is quite good at staying in place and would stick to the pringle. To imnprove, next time I think that we should cover the pringle with a larger surface area to reduce the pressure on the cotton wool so it is more protected.

By Brooke, Chloe and Jake

The pringle that our group sent off was securely wrapped in two different sized boxes, the pressure was not enough to be able to crack the pringle. The surface area was large so the pressure was spread out equally, the pringle couldn’t crack. If we could do anything differently, we would make the box smaller.

The impact of having two boxes improved the pringle from not breaking. It had two supports and then also it had the extra wrap to protect the sides. This effected the pressure as there was more weight . There was a low newton level due to the weight being light therefore this explains why the pringle did not break whilst being posted.

The pringle challenges continue………………..

In our experiment we were trying to find out if a single pringle could survive a trip to the Royal mail office wrapped in all kinds of materials. Unfortunately, our single pringles did not survive the trip. We soon found out that the weight of the materials may have crushed the pringle.
If we did get to do the experiment again we would use less materials so the pringle wouldn’t get crushed. We wouldn’t use sellotape as much because the impact it had on the pringle was big. It semmed to be under pressure by all the other packaging piling on ours. At the end of our experiment we found out that we made a mistake of using too many materials. As we saw some people’s pringles had survived , we would now consider using the same ideas as them.
In conclusion, we feel we should not have used as much sellotape, so the pringle wouldn’t have cracked as we re-opened the package. The pringle might have survived but we opened it with a lot of pressure on the scissors over a small surface area so that might have caused the pringle to crack. The pressure on the pringle against all the materials caused a greater force. We had limited space for the pringle to be in, this tells us that we needed more space and/or surface area to rduce the pressure in newtons.

By Hannah Charles, Emily Johnson and Nicole Back – Year 9.

We first cut the bottom of a pringles can, we then used the metal end as protection against impact, we also added lots of cotton wool inside of the pringles tube. After that we got the lid of the pringle tube and designed it so it would be extra protective, finally we then put the pringle in. We chose this design because as it is travelleing through the post there will be a lot of force being pushed down on the pringle by other objects, also becuase we added cotton wool to our design, it will less likely to get crushed by pressure because it has something soft against it . This emans any force in newtons would be spread out over a larger surface area that reduced the pressure on my pringle.

By Conor Hewlett and Michael Knight.

Evaluation of our pringle experiment

Today we designed a packaging design for a single pringle crisp so we could test if the packaging was secure and safe to see if the pringle would be broken or not. We posted it on Wednesday last week.
We made the box out of two takeaway containers and we wrapped the pringle in bubble wrap and then secured the box with cellotape.

It came back tand the box was intact but when we opened it and cracked it the box was ruined.
We think if we had opened it more carefully then it wouldn’t have smashed and it would still be intact.

If we were to do it again we would improve it by putting the pringle into a cardboard box instead of making our own box out of a takeaway carrier and wrapping it in tinfoil and cotton wool and we would also tape the box more securely.

By Brent, Travis and Harry 9BMa

The lesson objective was to create a packaging that could hold a pringle safely through the post. First we designed a package that we could put the pringle in, after we had designed it we started making it. Once this was finished we gave it to our teacher to post.

After two days we got the packages back and when we opened them we found that our pringle had broken into tiny little pieces. To improve our design we could allow the package to take more pressure which would mean it would need a bigger surface area so it could take the force of it being thrown.

By Souroush, Jordon and Dan

Learning about pressure in Science with a pringle!

Today we got our single pringle back from the post, it seemed to be undamaged and no scratches and then pringle itself was in tact which we were really pleased about.

Pressure: The pressure did not effect the pringle in any way because the pringle was covered in bubble wrap and cotton wool.

Firstly we had wrapped the pringle in bubble wrap and then put it into a box. Then we covered it in tinfoil. After that we put the address and everything onto a piece of paper and stuck it on to the tinfoil. Then when we got it back we unwrapped it to see if the pringle had stayed its full shape………but it didn’t. It didn’t work because the pringle had too much pressure on it causing it to break. Pressure is calculated by force divded by area.

By Kiera, Lani and Emily.Year 9

Last lesson we designed a packaging for a single pringle, ours however, was not very good. IN conclusion our pringle broke into four pieces, this was not very good because it was meant to stay whole whilst being posted.

Next time, if we got to do it again, we would make the packaging more successful by using less popped bubble wrap and more cellotape so that it was more stable.

Our Pringle challenge!

The aim of our experiment was to see if our single pringle lasted the journey to royal mail and back to school.
Firstly we made our packaging, we started by wrapping our pringle up in cotton wool and sellotape, this was designed for extra protection from the impact from breaking. Then we put in a green plastic bag and sellotpaed it again to keep it in place. Afterwards we put it in a tin foil dish and put cotton wool around the outside to stop it from sliding around.
Then we put it in an enveloped ready to send it off.
We gave our packaging a bigger surface area to make the packaging have less pressure and force when falling. However, we discovered our pringle didn’t survive the journey as it broke in to several pieces due to pressure when compressed into the post box. Next time we should put less packaging aorund it to make it fit nicely through the mail box, and more bubble wrap instead of cotton wool to make it more secure.

By Tara, Katie, Catherine and Alice 9X3

Single Pringle Travel!

Our task was to send a single pringle back to us via the Royal mail post. We used a cardboard box, some cotton wool and a sandwich bag. We put the sandwich bag and the cotton wool into the cardboard box and celloptaped it shut. We then put it in an envelope, stuck a fragile sticker onit and sent it away.

When it got back, we opened it up and unfortunately it was crushed to pieces. Our objective was to send the pringle and it to come back in one piece. If we were going to change our design we would put more packaging in the box so the pringle couldn’t move.

Lauryn, Trinity and Megan 9X3

My group’s pringle survived in perfect condition. First we put it in a box with cotton wool and we put the lid on then we put it in the envelope with some bubble wrap and some fluffy bits.

After it had been through the post we checked it and it was still in perfect condition. I think that it did not break as it was not under too much pressure from the wool. The wool had a big surface area so it was less likely to break.

Al 9X3

Our pringle experiment………..

Our pringle experiment was to invent and make a brand new safe and sturdy packaging for a single pringle to stay in one piece for the planned journey to mail from the school and back.

First, we designed a strong box to ensure that the pringle would stay in one piece.

After that we started to pick out specific and convenient pieces of scrap materials to build/make the packaging. Such as; cardboard, sellotape, polystyrene to ensure the safety on the edges of the box for the pringle.

Soon after that, we placed the pringle into the box and cautisously put the cotton wool into the box, covering and surrounding the pringle to ensure extra safety. All of these materials which we used to create the box made a lot of endurance to help the pringle stay in one piece.

Once the package returned, we discovered that the pringle stayed completely intact. We think that even though the force in Newtons was great, we needed the polystyrene to keep the cotton wool in place and psread rhe force over a larger surface area. This will reduce the pressure and hopefully protect against impact.

Heidi, Fariha and Amy 9X3

UKMT Regional Team Maths Challenge

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On Friday 28th February, four of our top Key Stage 3 mathematicians visited Lancing College for the UKMT Regional Team Maths Challenge. The team had to compete in four different sessions across the day involving higher level maths questions and problem solving activities. Our team communicated excellently with one another and developed exceptional strategies for the different challenges, allowing them to continuously improve their score at each stage. In total, 28 schools from the South East area competed and our amazing team achieved 4th place, beating, amongst many others, the host team and were only preceded by 3 top independent schools. Originally being daunted by the clearly intelligent competition, our team was overcome with pride when the scores were announced. A fantastic day!



Richard Brookwell 9SBo, Edward Taylor 9LWo, Alex Linfield 8LMi and Carolyn Acevedo 8GLu.