In our mantle in the Spring Term we were the 'Science Investigation Team'; a team of scientists with expertise in rocks and soils. We were notified about a hotel collapsing in California because of erosion.
Our client? Insurance Investigators
Our commission? To investigate the potential reasons for why the hotel collapsed into the sea whilst exploring the properties of rocks and soils. To report our findings to the insurance company so they could decide whether to pay out or not.
The team have been extremely busy.
We spent a lot of time testing rocks and finding out about the different properties. We concluded that the hotel had been built on unsuitable rock and the insurance company would not pay out! The hotel manager was not happy!
Lower Smite Farm
Year 3 really enjoyed their recent trip to Lower Smite Farm, where we investigated rocks and soils. It was great to get out into the fields and dig! We found lots of different soil types but it was a bit chilly!