Year 2 Fabulous Physics

As part of our physical science unit ‘Awesome Forces’ we have been investigating push and pull forces using paper planes, balloon rockets and toy spinners. We have been making observations about how the strength of the push or pull applied can impact on how far the plane, rocket or spinner can move. We have conducted many exciting experiments in class and have been using our scientific observations to create procedural texts during literacy sessions. As this week is National Reconciliation Week we discovered that the technology used to create wooden spinning toys has been used by Australian Aboriginal peoples for more than 1000 years. We used modern materials to recreate a spinning toy and created designs for them using carefully chosen Aboriginal symbols. We look forward to being able to share these creations and our published procedural texts with our families.

Anna Daley

Year 1 and  2 Coordinator


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