This is an on-site Science resource that engages students with their vsisit to Blackgang Chine, most notably the Water Force attraction.
Students work scientifically in observing and collecting data. They will discover which of the water chutes is the fastest by devising and/or conducting experiments. Students will use scientific terminology to describe their findings, and use standard measurement units to record their data.
It is suggested to teachers that some background to the topic be taught and practiced in class prior to the trip so students are aware of the scientific skills they will be using.
Students to complete tasks within the Science resource linked to this document
Design more complex experiments to test the speed of different objects with variables as a focus.
Some students are able to follow instructions for a simple scientific enquiry; some students will design a simple scientific enquiry. They can make systematic and careful observations. They can make accurate measurements using standard units. Students will use scientific language to explain their findings.