Does the material your trousers are made of affect the speed you travel down a slide in the park?
Good question. Let’s find out.
We made a slide using tinfoil and a classroom table – tilted.
We wrapped up a wooden block (a pretend bottom) in different materials and timed how long they took to reach the bottom of the slide.
Our data was recorded and results interpreted.
The answer to the question …. Yes. The material your trousers are made of does affect the speed you travel down a slide? So what’s the best material to wear? ….. ask a Year 3 child.
We can tell you though that it definitely is not sandpaper! Ouch!