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Fantastic Forces

This week Year 5 have continued with their understanding of forces, linked to our mini mission about the Titanic! We used our findings from last week to plan and carry out further buoyancy investigations and understand what makes objects buoyant. Some of the theories included ‘Are all objects with an air pocket buoyant?’ ‘Does a bigger volume of water make more objects buoyant?’. All groups wrote up their full investigations and shared their findings using scientific vocabulary. On Wednesday we started investigating friction and which material had the most friction to slow a rolling marble. The children will use their findings next week to conduct their own enquiries into materials that have the most friction involving their shoes!