Saturday, 4 July 2015

Parachutes and Magnets

Today we have been experimenting more with forces. First we tested different materials to see which made the best parachute.

Then I challenged the children to drop an egg from the balcony protected by only 4 sheets of newspaper. They could try any method of protecting their egg including making a parachute and wrapping the egg up in paper.

We tried keeping water inside an upturned glass using air pressure.

We demonstrated inertia with this tablecloth experiment:

Later on we experimented with magnetism. The children made a magnetic maze game:

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