over the last two weeks, 5 Blue have been investigating Gravity and its effects.
Firstly, we looked at this concept cartoon:
What were your initial thoughts? How have they changed?
Children were challenged to create a plan to successfully land a probe on Mars.
What are the difficulties with landing a probe on Mars?
In teams, children create a plan to successfully land a probe (egg) on Mars. Here are our plans:
How did you plan counter the effects of Gravity?
Was Air Resistance important? How and why?
This week, we created our probe and in teams.
Then we tested them! For this we dropped them from the top of the Adventure playground slide to see if the probe (egg) landed without breaking.
Was your plan successful? Why or why not?
How would you improve it next time?