St.Stephen's School

Year 1's investigation

Year 1: What material would make the best quiver for Robin Hood’s arrow?

Since World Book Day, Year 1 was inspired to link Robin Hood into Science.  We predicted and explored which material would be the best for Robin Hood’s quiver: leather, fabric or paper.

We carried out an exciting investigation which involved a teacher dropping a knife onto the materials to see which one it pierced. After testing the three materials the outcome was that leather was the most suitable material. This is because leather is strong, flexible and durable. The children then reflected on their predictions to see if they were correct.

The experiment helped the children to think scientifically and to consider the use of the materials around them. Over the holidays, here is a question to investigate.  Which material would be the best to use for a gardening glove?