Lime Class investigated gravity and air resistance by making parachutes and then testing them to find out which one had the best design. The children all thought about the materials they would need with ideas ranging from plastic to cardboard. There was also a range of different sizes.
We then had to launch them outside (trying to keep it a fair test) and time their descent. The winning parachutes were…
In our work on forces we also investigated the fulcrum point with rulers and weights. We found that by moving the ruler, we could balance a larger weight on one end and a smaller weight on the other.
We spent the last days of the term improving our descriptive writing. Here are Poppy’s and Polly’s which on display in the main building.