Falling Toast experiment!

Do the following test and fill in the form below with your results.

In the next Compass - Science class (Friday, 7 June 2019) we will look at the collected results from everyone. Make sure you have submitted your results by 12pm, Thursday 6 June 2019.

Step 1

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Find an average-sized kitchen table.

(Any surface between 70 to 80 centimetres off the ground will do.)


Step 2

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Take a piece of bread or toast.

Mark one side as being the ‘buttered’ side.

For instance: use a marker to write B on one side of the bread.


STEP 3

Conduct your tests:

  1. Put bread ‘buttered’ side up on the table.

  2. Push bread off the table. (NOTE: push gently off the table. Don’t fling it off like it is a ninja star made out of bread.)

  3. Record if the bread landed buttered side down or buttered side up.

  4. Repeat the test at least ten times.


STEP 4

Enter your results in the form below.