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Testing the suitability of materials - November 2020

Testing the suitability of materials

Miss Ward set us a challenge. We needed to test a variety of materials in order to design a new umbrella for her wet staff meetings outside. We looked at lego, paper, cardboard, netting, glass, a plastic bag, rock, cotton etc and discussed and explored which one would be most suitable. We also explored which materials her existing umbrellas are made from. A few of us were brave enough to put the materials to the test.  We used a range of vocabulary such as waterproof, absorbent smooth, hard, flexible. We had so much fun!