Elastic Fantastic DT!
Charlie, Lennon and Millie investigating the power of an elastic band.
"D.T is awesome!" Was a common response to today's investigative lesson. We are still at the investigative stage of our catapult project and we were testing the distance a loaded projectile will travel in correlation to how far the elastic is pulled back.
The children recorded their results and even continued testing with different weights and further launching distances.
From their conclusions (the more it is pulled back, the further the projectile will travel) the children will use this information for when they come to design their catapults.
We cannot wait until the next lesson, which will be our final investigative session - which structure will support the catapult the most?