Friday, 11 November 2016

Paddle Boats

 During science week, the children were challenged to design and test a paddleboat made from an empty carton and powered by an elastic band. We discussed if anyone had ever been rowing or canoeing or been in a peddalo. All these forms of transport have some form of paddle - but how do they work?

 Once they had made a successful boat, the children investigated different questions:
How can you make your boat travel faster?
How can you make your boat travel further?
How can you make your boat travel forwards and backwards?
Can you make a boat with two paddles?

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The paddle pushes the water (action), the water resists (reaction) and the boat moves forward.

1 comment:

  1. Cayla and Bella really enjoyed Science Week, some great experiments and lovely to see all the photos.


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