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Do taller children jump the furthest? - 21/10/20

In Science, Wells class were asked to investigate if the tallest children in the class can jump the furthest. First of all, we made our predictions and the majority of the class agreed that the taller you are, the further you can jump. 


To set this experiment up, the children used a tape measure and recorded their partner's height. We then set up our jumping zone on the playground with cones evenly spread out to help record each person's jump and to keep our experiment fair. Once we recorded our results into our tables, we came back to the classroom to analyse our results. To the children's surprise, it was some of the shortest members of the class who were able to jump the furthest. In our discussion, we decided that a person's technique and leg power were contributing factors into why a person jumps further. The children were able to conclude that it's not always true that taller people can jump further. 


Great investigative work Wells class!