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Water Resistance


In science, pupils in Carroll Class have been exploring water resistance.  

The children created various 3D shapes to find out which is the most streamlined and therefore able to travel through the water the quickest. The experiment was carefully planned by the pupils, predictions were made about what they thought would happen and why, and results were recorded in a table.  Children noted down the time in seconds to two decimal places and have started working out the average time it took for each shape to reach the bottom of the measuring cylinder.


Pupils confidently discussed the different variables involved in this experiment and can explain the importance of fair testing, knowing that only one variable may be changed at any one time.  

Tomorrow, we will be analysing our results, drawing conclusions and discussing how the experiment could be improved if they were to do it again in the future.


Well done Carroll Class!