As part of our science topic on materials, we explored the different properties of materials and considered why materials are chosen for certain objects. We carried out our own experiments to find out what would be the best material to make an umbrella. We decided that it would be no good if the material absorbed water. As Bobby said, it would need to be 'waterproof' to stop us getting wet.
After testing a range of materials, we all agreed that plastic would be a good material to make an umbrella with.