We went for a walk in Oversley Wood to search for bugs. We mainly found Woodlice, Earwigs and centipedes under rotten logs and leaves. We think this is because they like cold dark damp places, and centipedes especially need to keep moist because they do not have a waxy layer on their skin and loose water easily.
Centipedes are not actually insects but arthropods. Insects always have 6 legs but centipedes can have up to 350!
Woodlice are more closely related to crabs than insects!
A female earwig can lay over 50 eggs at one time!
Here are some pictures and a short video of my model steam engine, built by a company called Mamod.
First we poured some methylated spirits into the burner which we lit to make the water in the boiler boil. When water boils it creates pressure that makes the piston go in and out turning the weel. On the wheel there is a little groove that allows a drive belt to be attached onto other things like an an electric generator.