Thursday, April 8, 2021
During week 2 we have continued to focus on forces around us – specifically air resistance. After learning about friction and applying what we had learnt to help us make hovercrafts, the students applied this knowledge to support their understanding of air resistance.
Throughout this week, classes were focused on how and why it is important to reduce air resistance for the purposes of flying. Their understanding was reinforced through the making of ‘air gliders’ as the students spent time designing and modifying their gliders with the aim of maximizing the distance of flight.
Text written by Mr Joe Burman