Published on: 22 August 2019

Can it float? Is it water proof? How will it move? These are some of the questions our Pre-Primary boys have been exploring this term as part of their Science inquiry.

Last week saw the boys designing, constructing and testing ‘floating vessels’ as part of their Science inquiry program, joined by parents and grandparents who kindly assisted with the construction of their floating vessels made from common household recyclables.

“How do things move” has been the ultimate question encouraging the boys to investigate types of transport and animals that can move on land, in the air and in water. They also have been investigating ways that people can move.

“The wonderful thing about Science inquiry is that it challenges the boys to apply their knowledge and understandings and extend their thinking,” says Pre-Primary Teacher, Ms Misty Waters.

“This program incorporates many design elements and the boys tested a range of materials to determine their properties, such as ‘can it float’ and ‘is it water proof?”

Special thanks goes to all of the parents and grandparents who offered their assistance throughout the design phase and who joined the boys as they tested their constructions.

“It was a lovely morning and great to have the boy’s younger siblings and extended family join in the fun and excitement,” said Ms Waters.