In the Autumn term, our science work focused on the topic of forces.  

First we explored some basic push / pull forces, demonstrating counter-balance and counter-tension poses.

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Balloon Rockets

Another investigation we carried out involved balloon rockets.  Once we had constructed our basic balloon rockets and observed the forces interacting to make them go, we changed certain variables to see what the impact would be on the speed and distance covered by the rocket.  

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We finished our work on forces by exploring several simple mechanisms (pulleys, gears and levers).  We designed and constructed our own pulleys to hoist a flag over NSJ – in model form!
 

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