Rackheath Primary School

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Forces continued…

As the Year 5s are still learning about ‘forces’ in Science (including friction, air and water resistance) they had a range of fun activities to participate in. One was to test friction using their running trainers. A force/newton metre was attached to a trainer and dragged across a range of different surfaces to see which ones created the most friction. The following week, the children had a running race using different materials – including cardboard boxes to test the impact of air resistance. Soon they will be designing their own boats to see which ones would float and how much weight they can hold!