Science Aims For This Week:
Science Activity 1:
Exploring the effects of water resistance and how to overcome it
You will need:
Please download: Water Resistance PowerPoint and Design A Boat Worksheet
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Watch video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a85Qepkt6J0
Discuss: Can you think of any examples in nature where the effects of water resistance have been overcome?
What about in the man-made world?
Read through Water Resistance PowerPoint.
Investigate: Now have a go at carrying out your own streamlined shape testing
Record your ideas: Thinking about what you now know about streamlining, design your own boat, labelling features that you have included to overcome the effects of water resistance. Record your ideas on the Design A Boat Worksheet (page 1 = challenge 1, page 2 = challenge 2, page 3 = challenge 3).
Extension task: have a go at building a boat using junk modelling materials.
We would love to see photos of any of the above, in your book, if you are able to take/print them!
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