In Year 5 science lessons we have been exploring and investigating forces. From air resistance to buoyancy, we have been learning about the impact forces have on our lives.

This week, we have been constructing an experiment in which we design and make the most safe and effective parachute. Making sure to ensure it was a fair test we then tested out our fabric. plastic and tissue designs and evaluated each material’s effectiveness.

We have been discussing:

  • What is the difference between mass and weight ?
  • If an object has greater mass than another, does it fall quicker ?
  • How does shape and size impact how quickly an object falls (air-resistance)?

Well done to all of you !

Team of Year 5 Teachers