In Science in Class 3 are currently looking at different types of resistance in Science. The children have been receiving messages from The Natural History Museum who are currently trying to retrieve a meteorite which landed in a remote location and is going to provide valuable scientific information.
Last week the children looked at friction and identified the ‘Goldilocks Path” for the team to cycle their bikes down to examine the meteorite, the problem being their brakes had broken, so they needed a path ‘just right’.
All children planned their investigation before testing out their theories. Using a Newton meter the children recorded how much force was need to pull their vehicle across each surface, identifying the path with the most friction.
Everyone enjoyed the activity – especially making a muddy path!