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2White – Pirate ships! Arrr!

This half term we have been learning about materials and whether they are good choices for different objects. We have carried out lots of investigations to test materials to see if they are suitable for different uses such as a tent cover, tea bags or a child’s dungarees.

To finish the unit, the children were given an independent challenge… to create a PIRATE SHIP!

We became pirates for the afternoon and worked in pairs to create our own ship. It had to float; it had to be strong and it had to be waterproof. Have a look at how we got on…

Can you tell me what you have learnt about materials this half term?
Can you tell me about the properties of different materials and what each property means?

12 thoughts on “2White – Pirate ships! Arrr!

  1. Some materials are weak for example cardboard and water don’t mix together, solid objects mix better with water. for example when we made pirate ships the cardboard ones sank, but the plastic bottles floated they were solid in shape.

    I learnt that cardboard is not waterproof, and plastic bottles is waterproof if it is sealed. Transparent materials are blury and you can’t see it properly.

    I enjoyed everything this term, because I like making things. WELL DONE EVERYBODY.

  2. It is great to make a ๐Ÿšข ๐Ÿ”‘๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ‘

  3. Opaque means you can’t see it.
    Absorbent means it soaks up the water.
    Transparent means you can see through it.
    Translucent means you can see it but it is blurry.
    Rigid means it can’t move.

  4. I learnt that carbord was not suitable for a pirate ship ๐Ÿšข but plastic was suitable for a pirate ship
    Waterproof means it can’t get in it

  5. It was so hard but we one๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿค—โ„๏ธ๐Ÿšฃโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ›ถโ›ต๏ธ๐Ÿšค๐Ÿ›ณ

  6. absorbent means it soaks it up.
    waterproof means it will not go through it.
    tranalucent means you can see through it but its a bit blury.
    tranparenmet means you can clearly see through it.
    opaque means you can not see anything through it.

  7. Well done 2w my am shtock my your team work and your pirate ship ๐Ÿšข. Miss smith and miss Pyle I miss you๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    From kiyan

    • Wow,some amazing ships .Well done to the two groups who succeded and the one that was close,but well done to the others too because they were terrific.And I can see you worked hard as a team too.And that’s what I call,….TEAMWORK.๐Ÿšค๐Ÿšค๐Ÿšค๐Ÿšค๐Ÿšฆโ›ตโ›ตโ›ตโ›ตโ›ตโ›ตโ›ต

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