This morning Yr.6 did three experiments involving forces.
1. They designed a vehicle using Knex. They then tested these vehicles using different surfaces on the ramps. They found that friction was reduced if the surfaces were smoother. Each group then entered their vehicle into a competition to see whose could travel the furthest.
2.Yr.6 were given a small parachute man. They watched as air resistance slowed his descent to Earth. They investigated the best way to throw the parachutist so that it remained in the air for the longest time.
3. The children worked in groups with a rubber band catapult and discs made with different surfaces. Again this looked at how friction affected how far the discs travelled.