Science in Year 3

Year 3 are learning about Forces and Magnets as their topic this term. 
 
Yesterday, the children were investigating how objects move on different surfaces and the type of force that slows the object down. As it can be seen in the pictures, children wrote down their results measuring how far the object moved in order to find out which type of surface slows it down the most. We had fake grass, carpet, fabric, bubble wrap and wood.
 
Through this investigation, pupils learned a new concept, FRICTION and learned there is a special force that acts against the object when is moving. They ordered their surfaces and results from the surfaces with less friction to the one with lots of friction. Their work is outstanding and they quality is superb. Science is always fun and interactive inn Year 3.
 

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