Floating and Sinking

As part of our learning of floating and sinking, Dosbarth Miss Burgoyne have been exploring how boats float and have designed their own boat using junk materials. The learners thought carefully about which materials to use for the different features of their boat and explained their choices. They then followed their design to make their boat and tested it in the water to see if it floated or sunk. Following on from this, the learners have reflected upon their boat design using ‘Skitch’ on the iPad and have then added their improvements to re-test them, for example some learners recognised that cardboard needed to be replaced with a waterproof material as it went soggy and started to sink! Everyone did a great job throughout the mini project and there was some great thinking and reflecting going on, well done everyone!