In small groups we investigated different materials including paper, cardboard, alfoil, plastic and wood. We had to describe how the materials felt, if we could change the shape by bending, folding, stretching, scrunching and what happened when water was put on the materials.

All groups enjoyed the investigation and we all agreed that we would not want a shelter made out of paper as it gets too soggy and rips.

We noticed that the wood changed colour when wet. The cardboard rips easier when wet. Alfoil could hold water like a swimming pool and plastic get very slimy but water does not go through it.