Science Investigations

Date: 20th Oct 2021 @ 11:40am

Last week, we completed two very exciting science experiments!

In the first experiment, we were investigating the effect that friciton had on shoes. We measured the amount of force was required to move a shoe across grass, concrete, wood, lino and carpet. Then the children identified the surface which created the most friction with the shoe - most children found that it was the carpet because it was a rougher surface.

In the second experiment, we made paper helicopters and dropped them several times from the same height. Then, we added paperclips one at a time to see if the increased weight made a difference to the speed it fell to the floor. The children found that more weight meant greater speed because it caused the helicopter to spin more which increased the air resistance.

Everybody worked really scientifically, recording their results very well!




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