The power of pulleys!

Today, we have been exploring pulley mechanisms and how the force of gravity enables them to function. Using all kinds of construction materials, we built our own pulleys and tested their strength using weights. We discovered that our pulleys needed to be strong and sturdy or they would simply collapse!

Making a splash!

This afternoon, we have been investigating which materials are most suitable to use to make a log flume ride. We decided that the material must be waterproof and buoyant. Here we are testing out lots of different materials for these qualities. Luckily, everyone was very sensible so no-one got too wet!