WELCOME TO OWLS
We are a Year 6 class and our teacher is Mrs Halina Bayfield
Autumn 1 Class News
As scientists, we have had great fun investigating forces. We tested gyrocopters to see whether the difference in design or surface area would affect the time taken to fall. We were looking for the forces that would help it fly and noticed that the larger the surface area, the longer it flew. Wiktoria’s design stayed in the air the longest.
We then tested it three times to get an accurate speed of descent and worked out the average speed which was 1.55 sec!
We also investigated how the shape of an object affects how it floats in water. We tested a variety of designs using play dough to explore the effects of up thrust and buoyancy on the objects.
We discovered that flat shapes did not float at all and that hollow shapes floated for the longest which surprised us. We were able to use our scientific knowledge and vocabulary to try and explain our results. After working as a team and adjusting our designs, we managed to float the play dough successfully. We tested our designs and checked if our results were accurate. One of the boats managed to float for the whole lesson!
Take a look at some of our fantastic character descriptions using 'show not tell':