Wowee! What an amazing week we've had. Last week it was National Science Week so schools throughout the country, including Wilbraham, were doing lots and lots of science.
We started off by trying to make a parachute for our precious Queen (an egg!). We were given lots of different materials including: plastic bags, felt, cleaning cloths, paper plates, cups, different kinds of string and cotton wool. It was actually much harder than we originally thought and it was really important to work together with our partner.
Afterwards we went outside to test them. We learnt that the best parachutes had a large surface area as this would mean greater air resistance to slow the parachute down. We also learnt about Gravity. Who can remember what Gravity is?
The next experiment was all about skittles- yummy! First we had to make a prediction about what we thought was going to happen. Once we had carefully poured the hot water into the middle of the plate we observed the changes that had happened. Only a few children made the correct prediction, but that's ok!
Have a look at our great writing. Can you explain what happened to the skittles?
The final experiment we did with Ms Tang was really fun! We had to try make a balloon rocket in our teams. This was Atika, Heba and Mia having a really good go. How do you think you could make the balloon rocket go further?