Testing Materials 1/2s

After learning about what things are made from and where different materials come from we made mini houses out of the different materials. We then had to test them with ‘rain’ and ‘wind’ and see if the little monkey stayed dry. Afterwards we talked about why we thought our house would last for the week in real weather or why not. The next week we checked our houses. Only the plastic house was a little bit damaged. We thought about how strong or heavy the different materials were and how that makes a difference as well as the design of the house. we learnt that a triangle shape is stronger than a square.

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