Learning about forces


In preparation for two weeks packed with a variety of Science experiments, Kestrels have been discussing what they know about forces and how they play a part in our every day life. Today they compared running normally with running while holding a large bin bag. Their comments included, “It was little a massive pressure on my shoulders.” and, “It really slowed me down.” The children realised that it was the air collecting in the bin bag / air resistance that slowed them down.

The class have decided to investigate parachutes next week and the hypothesis, “The bigger the parachute the more it will slow you down.”

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