In Wrekin class we have been learning about materials and their properties.
For Space Week we wanted to find out what material would be best for a Space Suit!
We needed to test how flexible, tough and how warm the materials could keep us.
We then choose the 5 materials: fabric , paper, carboard, bubble wrap and tin foil.
Our teams were ready and our brave astronauts were kitted out with their custom made Space Suits!
After we made our space suits our astronauts ran a race and did 40 jumps on the spot to see who had the most flexibility. We tested our astronaut’s temperature throughout using a digital thermometer and tested the materials toughness by tearing and ripping the materials.
Our conclusion was that from the materials we had, bubble wrap was the most flexible and still very tough and so was the best overall material. Fabric was the toughest and paper the lightest. Carboard was too stiff and foil ripped very easily.
The children were fantastic at building the suits and really enjoyed being NASA scientists for an afternoon!