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Church of England Primary School

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On Thursday the 10th November, we went to Abingdon school to take part in an interesting workshop about forces. The children explored the history of ships and learnt three key terms: buoyancy; upthrust and stability. They put a balloon in water and tried to push it down as a way of understanding the concept of buoyancy; they learnt that when you put mass into water e.g. a ship, the water pushes back at the mass and that if the mass of the water displaced is less than the weight of the object, the object will sink - we explored this by adding mass to our plastic ships to see how heavy they could be before they sunk. The children also designed a sail and investigated if their ship would float with wind blowing on it - we can proudly say that all the ships survived. A fun morning investigating forces - well done Sycamore.