In 3 Browne during our science week we were able to have a go at ‘The Squashed Tomato Challenge’.
Firstly, we worked very well as a team to build our own baskets using pieces of cardboard and masking tape. We had to consider the fact of making sure our basket was strong enough to carry our tomatoes down the ‘mountain’ without being squashed.
Secondly, we had the chance to experiment and see whether our baskets were strong enough to carry the tomatoes down the ‘mountain’. We used a string to move down the basket full of tomatoes from the top of the ‘mountain’ to the bottom of the ‘mountain’.
As a conclusion, our baskets were able to land to the bottom of the mountain safely without squashing the tomatoes!