Today we had our parent workshop. We were given a challenge where we had to use a variety of materials to create a 'boat' that not only floated on water, but held different amounts of weight.
We used card, plastic, paper, tape, glue, corks, lollipop sticks, straws and many other materials to make our creations.
After we began testing them, we soon realised the larger the surface area of the boat the more weight it would hold: this is because the weight was distributed more evenly!
We then had to use our maths knowledge to total the weight that the boats held before they began to sink!
We also observed that the boats with more cardboard sank quicker as they absorbed the water and dragged the boat down. The ones with plastic on the bottom were able to float a lot longer as they were water resistant.
Year 6 Blog
This year’s team consists of Mrs Darrington, Mrs Hawkins, Mrs Clarke, Mrs M Smith, Mrs Bailey, Mrs Stanley and Miss Stenton.