Floating and Sinking in Swans!

In Science this week we were thinking about what makes a boat move. This led on to discussions about the Titanic’s propeller! The children were given a selection of materials and had to make a simple boat with a propeller which could propel itself through the water. They investigated the following question: How does the number of turns affect the distance the boat travels? They had to make predictions, observe what happened and then record their results. Big apologies to the Woodpeckers class who had to put up with the squeals of excitement when the Swans children launched their¬†boats – I think we caused a little bit of disturbance!

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