Our Aliens LOVE Underpants washing line from a few weeks ago was so much fun it led to lots of other Alien and Underpant themed ideas.
The washing line activity was designed to investigate how different materials absorb different amounts of water. We dipped different material pants into water and timed how long they took to stop dripping. It was also a perfect activity for learning how to design an investigation as a fair test.
Number Bond Pants
We practised number bonds to 10 by splitting cardboard pants into two and drawing the correct number of dots to make the number on the pants.
We made catapulting pants using a lollystick catapult, cloth pants and pants drawn onto a ping pong ball. Which do you think travelled the furthest?
- Measure how far the catapult travels if you push it down as far as possible.
- How could you measure how high they go?
- Does a ping pong ball, paper or cloth pant travel the furthest? Why do you think this is?
Remember when testing different pants you should use the same catapult and release the pants with the same force to make it a fair test.
- What would happen if you made the pants lighter or heavier?