June 2

How do structures withstand natural forces?

Grade 5 have been learning about natural forces and structures. In this week’s final experiment, students designed and built a structure and then simulated a ‘natural’ force… in their home! It was an afternoon of trial and error, tearing down and rebuilding and many, many video calls in the bathroom – who knew that tsunamis and flash flooding could erupt from a bathtub and shower cubicle! All in all, it was a hilarious afternoon that put a smile on all of our faces!

(My personal favourite was the simulation hail storm…using golf balls!)

Go check out the Lab reports on the students’ blogs showing each individual experiment.


Posted June 2, 2021 by fmellenthin in category 5B, Science

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