Year 5 used match sticks to investigate regular shapes. We found that when using 12 match sticks, the regular shapes had to have a number of sides which was a factor of 12. For example a square with 4 sides, a triangle with three sides, a hexagon with 6 sides and a dodecagon with 12 sides.
We have been learning about programming and coding and have created our own two-player computer games using Kodu. Here is a sample of the games we created:
5AC investigated how the surface area of a parachute effected how quickly it fell from a specific height. We noticed that the larger parachutes (with the biggest surface area) fell slower than the smallest parachutes. We worked out that the bigger parachute created more air resistance, so it slowed down