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Science Club fun!

Year 3 and 4 Science Club

Science club got off to a ‘flying’ start this week when we made a variety of paper spinners of different shapes and sizes. We investigated the answers to the following questions:

  • What did you notice about the spin for each helicopter?
  • How can you change the spin?
  • Does the weight change the spin?

We held a competition to find out who could make the fastest spinning paper helicopter and Edward and Daniel, with fantastic team work, won the challenge! Well done!

We found out that the shape of the helicopter rotor blades make it spin when dropped from a height. Gravity pulls the helicopter down. The air resists the movement and pushes up each rotor separately causing the helicopter to spin.

Next week we’re having fun with parachutes. We can’t wait!