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Richard Bonington Primary and Nursery SchoolTogether, 'we make a difference'

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Richard Bonington Primary and Nursery SchoolTogether,'we make a difference'


Let’s ask a question and test it with an experiment.

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This week we're going to try and create an experiment. 


Scientists start by asking a question and then testing the question or hypothesis with a fair test. 

So my question is "Do people with longer legs run faster?"

This tests if longer leg bones: femur, fibular and tibia are helpful in running faster.

To test this I'm going to measure my leg bones, and get the children to measure theirs. 

We'll put the information in a table. 

Then we'll have a race. 

We will then examine the results or data.


My prediction is "the longer the legs, the faster the runner"

Lets see if I'm right. 

Remember to carry out a fair test.


Other ideas might be the taller you are the further you can jump, people with large feet also have larger hands. See what you can discover about your skeleton today.


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