This week we decided that our science investigation would answer the question:
‘Does size matter to make a strong boat?’
We thought about the materials we could use and how we could investigate our question.
We agreed that paper and paperclips could make a boat and we could test the strength using marbles.
To make it a fair test, the children agreed to build a small and big boat in table groups, using the same materials.
We made a prediction and wrote it down.
We then tested our boats, to see which was the strongest.
The children were involved in videoing our testing, taking it in turns and spectators helped to count the marbles.
We adjusted to count the marbles in 2’s, practicing our number skills.
I am sure you will agree, they did an amazing job.
We used drama to show the investigation method that we used.
The children recorded their results
and we will finish our conclusion next week.
Do you think that size matters, when making a strong boat?