Today in in science club we looked at the importance of how we load our cargo onto the RRS Sir David Attenborough, as there will be lots of important research equipment needed. We looked at positioning of cargo and how adding a keel to the bottom of our boat helped to give more options.
A simple question, but a complex discussion. Year 5, was tasked with discovering what would be the best material to create a toy boat. As they experimented they had to continue to think, "Which is the best material to make a boat?" The children check if an item; would float, is durable, is water-proof. There was some deep scientific...
Our first science club attracted great interest from boys and girls from years 3 to 6.
We are using the polar explorer resources and today's task was to construct a sea-worthy vessel. The lump of plasticine had to be made to float and carry cargo.
The challenge was to investigate how many dried peas your vessel could carry without sinking.