Over half term, Class 11 were asked to design and make a boat which would both float and have a streamlined shape. This was part of our investigation into how certain animals and man made objects are designed to move quickly through both air and water quickly. We discovered the most effective shape was a pointed front and a low curved, smooth back. This is so the water or air can glide easily with little air or water resistance. I was incredibly impressed by the effort and thought which had been put into their boats. It was an exciting and enjoyable lesson. It’s not everyday you have a paddling pool in the middle of your classroom!

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