We are Year 4/5 children. Our teacher is Mrs Cairns and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Langham.
Science - Today we continued our topic on forces, focussing on air resistance. The children were asked to design and test their own parachutes to investigate the force of air resistance. The children also learned about Galileo’s famous experiment at the Tower of Pisa, and we looked at what this teaches us about air resistance. Finally, the children had lots of fun testing their parachutes outside to find out which parachute fell to the ground the slowest. The children found out that the larger the parachute, the slower the fall.
WW2 spitfires - we had lots of fun making spitfires and then seeing if they would fly outside!
Don’t forget to return your Eden Camp letter! Also, please note that we have changed the date of the visit to Thursday 16th October. This will enable the swimmers to take part in the grand final at Harrogate Hydro on Tuesday 16th October.
Forces - Today we have been measuring the weight and mass of different objects. We discovered that gravity pulls objects down with a force of approximately 1N for every 100g. So if an object weighed 1kg, gravity will pull it down with a force of 10N.
What we are learning about in the Autumn Term 2018 ...