Aqueduct Engineers

Yesterday P6/7 put the finishing touches to their aqueducts which they have been building over the last couple of weeks. We had learnt about how the Romans used aqueducts to supply clean water to their cities, and how they had to use gravity to ensure the water flowed evenly from the source to where it was needed. P6/7 had to use lollipop sticks to build their aqueducts, and the challenge was to build it so that a marble (representing the water) could travel from one side of a table to the other, powered only by gravity. There were some very creative ideas and designs, and the winning design was by the ‘Sea Foxes’ table group, which carried their marble an impressive 1.22 metres!


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