Alfred Street Junior
Junior School

Telephone: 01933 353762

Science Week was a fun filled week full of exciting science activities.

We made foam rockets constructed from pipe insulating foam and used them to investigate the trajectory relationship between launch angle and range in a controlled investigation. The rubber band was stretched. When we released the rocket, the rubber band quickly returns to its original length, launching the foam rocket in the process. We adapted our designs to give the best performance.                         

We also made paper aeroplanes and helicopters. We learned how a paper aeroplane, glider or helicopter falls to the ground much more slowly and gracefully than a scrunched-up piece of paper. It’s because of the forces generated by air pressing on, and moving over, the surface of the paper. We carried out lots of other exciting activities including making slime – which is a Non-Newtonian fluid – out of corn flour and water. We all had a great week.                     

By Tallyn and Evan