Testing Materials in Science

Year 2 conducted an investigation this week to try and help some penguins.

The penguins were freezing cold and Year 2 had to find out which material would make the strongest structure for their new home. Year 2 built the penguin a home and then tested how long it would take to blow down! They tested marshmallows and sugar cubes. Year 2 pretended to be the wind by blowing on the ‘ice homes’ they had made from the materials. Which one do you think blew down quicker?

Have a look at some of our photos from the investigation and don’t forget to ask your child which was the strongest material!