Which materials can withstand strong winds?

In this lesson, we will be investigating which materials can be blown down by creating our own wind using a hairdryer. We will be experimenting with different types of materials which have different weights. We will be creating our structures to experiment with in the next lesson, 'Will the wall I've built withstand strong winds?'. You will need playdough, twigs or sticks, hay or straw, sugar cubes, lego or plastic bricks and lastly glue or sticky tape. If you do not have these things, you can watch me model this experiment.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Q1.Was the sugar wall in our experiment waterproof?

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Q2.What happened to the plastic bricks in our experiment?

2/3

Q3.Choose 2 properties of a brick wall.

Select two (2) boxes

3/3

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Q1.Was the sugar wall in our experiment waterproof?

Science with Miss Harris.

1/3

Q2.What happened to the plastic bricks in our experiment?

2/3

Q3.Choose 2 properties of a brick wall.

Select two (2) boxes

3/3

Video

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Worksheet

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Quiz:

Which materials can withstand strong winds?

Well done for working so hard today! It's time to complete our end of lesson quiz. This is your chance to show off all the wonderful learning you have done today. Let's see how much you have learnt.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Q1.What does heavy mean?

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Q2.What does light mean?

2/3

Q3.Which materials are light? Choose 3.

Select three (3) boxes

3/3

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Which materials can withstand strong winds?

Well done for working so hard today! It's time to complete our end of lesson quiz. This is your chance to show off all the wonderful learning you have done today. Let's see how much you have learnt.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Q1.What does heavy mean?

Science with Miss Harris.

1/3

Q2.What does light mean?

2/3

Q3.Which materials are light? Choose 3.

Select three (3) boxes

3/3

Lesson summary: Which materials can withstand strong winds?

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