We have been learning about the four countries in the UK and what our weather is like. A bear called Jofli wanted us to help him prepare for his walking holiday in the north of Scotland this weekend. First we looked at where Scotland was in relation to the equator; we predicted that the weather would be colder than in Chesterfield because it is further away from the equator. We will be doing more work on this next week. We then learnt the symbols used for weather forecasts so we could check the weather Jofli might have during his weekend away. When we checked the weather we found it was going to be cold and raining.
We then discussed what clothing Jofli would need. We decided he would need lots of layers and things like warm jumpers, a coat, scarf, gloves and a rain hat. Jofli didn’t have a rain hat, just a sun hat. He asked us to tell him which material a Jofli would need to make his hat out of. He had card, paper, cotton and plastic.
We talked about the properties of these materials and decided to conduct an experiment to find out which material would make the best rain hat.
We made sure the materials were all the same size and that we measured out the same amount of water to test each material. We then used each material to make a hat for a volunteer for our test!
Mickey the Mouse volunteered to try a paper hat.