NavviesKey Stage 2
IntroductionThis lesson explores how the canals were built, the people who built them and the techniques involved in keeping them watertight.
- Sc1 Scientific Enquiry 1b, 2b, 2d, 2e, 2i, 2j; Sc3
Materials And Their Properties
- Grouping & Classifying Materials 1a & d
- Victorian Britain 11a
- To understand the principle of a fair scientific test.
- To understand the meaning of the word 'permeability'.
- To design a fair test to investigate the water permeability of different materials.
- To draw conclusions about which materials would have been best for lining the bottom and sides of a canal to make it watertight.
- All children will learn that some materials are more permeable than others.
- Most children will learn the principles of a fair test, and which material was most watertight.
- A few children will learn that the most watertight material was the most suitable for lining canals, and why it was chosen by the navigators for this purpose.
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