Dear Year One,
How did you get on with the shapes? Was your prediction correct? Can you remember that engineers call too much pressure buckling. They choose circle-based columns to support the weight of buildings. Do you think it would make a different if the cylinder is smaller or bigger? Why don't you test it out and see?
What an exciting way to find out about being a civil engineer or a mathematician!
What happens when we put sweets in warm water?
You will need:
a white plate
Go to my video (Children, Video Centre, Year 1 Closure, Experiment 3) to find out what today's challenge involves.