Today, the three groups started their work towards the Crest Star Award. The first activity they completed was called 'Animal Adventure' and pupils had to go on a hunt within the school grounds to find all kinds of different animals. The groups found a lady bird, spiders and lots of wood lice.
This week, we completed the activity 'Teabag Troubles'. We tested 10 different materials to work out which one would be the best to use with tea leaves to make a new type of tea bag. We learnt that an effect tea bag material needs to be strong; it must have no colour; it needs holes but they can't be too big otherwise the tea leaves will travel into the water; it should be slightly water proof so it does not crumble; and it cannot be too thick otherwise the water cannot get through the material to get to the tea leaves. We decided that the kitchen roll and the napkin were the most successful materials.
This week we experimented with rolling cans down a slope. We had to predict which ones would go the furthest and we had to explain why we thought this. We found out that the mushy peas rolled the furthest, followed by the tuna and then the baked beans.