This week we had to investigate what waterproof meant and what materials we could find that were waterproof and that weren’t. We had a lot of fun predicting our thoughts, testing the materials and discussing the results. It turns out that cardboard is not waterproof, but many of us thought it was. Ask us why and we can explain what happened.
On Thursday we held a parent workshop to help engage children with Science at home. The main focus was to look at how children can think Scientifically at home and engage in asking questions and finding the answer. One of the important things to remember is that it is not always about knowing the answer. Don’t panic if you don’t. That’s the beauty of Science – finding the answer, investigate, ask questions which may then lead down another investigative path.
If you have any questions or were unable to make the workshop and would like more information, please see Ms Turner, Ms Beaver or Ms Stanley.
Don’t forget the Parent workshop on Thursday 16th November, 4-5pm! We look forward to seeing you there.
This week 6C have been studying evolution and inheritance. We started our topic by investigating revolutionary scientists, such as Charles Darwin. During his voyage on the HMS Beagle, Darwin discovered that finches (a type of small bird) in the Galapagos Islands (group of islands off the coast of South America) looked very similar, but had different beaks. The beaks had adapted for different foods.
We investigated this discovery ourselves, by replicating the beaks using various wooden tools. Which tools were effective for picking up sultanas? Which tools were effective for picking up seeds?
Here are some examples of the learning Year 4 have been doing around the Big Science Question. It is interesting to see that some people think invisibility may already be around us? Do you agree with this? Why?
Welcome to the new Science blog. Feel free to add any Science related learning, experiments, questions or photos that you have taken part in at home or at school. To get you all started…..here is this terms BIG SCIENCE QUESTION…..
Will it ever be possible to be invisible?
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