Year 5 - Conducting a Science Experiment to measure the effects of Water Resistance

On Friday afternoon, Year 5 embarked on investigating how the effects of water resistance varied due to the shape of plasticine.  The children made a prediction, chose the 4 shapes they wanted to test and then conducted their experiment.  They found that flatter, broader shapes floated for longer due to there being more surface area for the resistance to push against.  


The children enjoyed investigating and showed a secure understanding of all the different forces in motion.