Science: Paper Bridges

Our science learning: Working Scientifically

This week I asked the class to remember all their knowledge and learning about material properties, and paper strength. In small groups, we put this learning to the test! We have all been investigating materials and learning to work together. The class have become brilliant at working in teams and thinking like scientists, so in teams of 4, the class were set the challenge to design and build a bridge strong enough to hold at least one toy car.

The children had to consider not just the type of paper they will choose but also the folding and shapes they will make with the paper that will make it stronger. 

During the investigation, the children wanted to find out which bridge was the strongest. The children made a prediction then carried out a further investigation using weights to find out which bridge would hold the most weight and therefore be the strongest. 

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