Testing materials!

This week we have been furthering our learning from the Autumn term by doing experiments on different materials. Our test was to see which material out of three would make the best party hat and justify our opinions by explaining their properties. We used stem sentences to help formulate what we wanted to say and worked in a pair or group of three, using the fantastic team work which is a part of our Golden Rules at Merry Hill.

We recorded our results in a class diagram and decided card was the best material as it was stiff, stable and strong. Fabric was weak and didn’t hold its shape. Paper was fragile and ripped easily.

How you can help at home:

Conduct some more everyday experiments and discuss your results.