Sunday, May 24, 2009

Boat making - Volvo Ocean Race yachts!!

In anticipation of the Volvo Ocean race we created our very own boats! We'd great fun trying to see which ones floated best and how if we blew the sails it would move faster! We investigated many materials to see whether they would float or sink. First we predicted what would happen and then we tested them and recorded our results..which were sometimes surprising!

We also voted on our favourite type of boat/ships and recorded our results using a pictograph. The winner with 9 votes was the speed boat!

In art this week we painted our own pictures of what we think the boats will look like in the Volvo ocean race - looks like they'll be very colourful! :)

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