We recieved an urgent text message from Paddington Bear, explaining that he had been out camping during the recent storm. We quickly go our coats on and headed out to find him. He was soaking. We wanted to help him by investigating a more suitable material for his tent and coat.
The children were provided with a tray of equipment and worked together to figure out how we could begin investigate waterproof materials using the equipment on the tray.
Once they had worked out their strategy, they began testing each material by pouring 50ml of water onto each material. After that, they removed the material and poured the water that had absorbed through each material into a measuring cylinder. They recorded their results on a table and block graph.