Friday 11th May 2018 - Candy Catapults!
Today the year 3 science club members were busy building catapults from lolly sticks and rubber bands! Using a range of candy ammo, they investigated how the weight and shape of the sweet affected the distance it travelled. A range of results were concluded which led to discussions about fair testing and human error in science. The pupils' scientific explanations involved key concepts such as force, air resistance and weight.
30 November 17
Today was our last Year 1 science club! We had some Christmas science fun with sleigh races! We had a selection of different wooden blocks (sleighs) which each had a different material on the bottom. We raced our sleighs down the ramps to see which was the quickest and which was the slowest. We discussed how the different materials had different textures which meant that the amount of friction force was different. If there was more friction then the sleigh would go slower and if there was less friction then the sleigh would travel quicker!
Year ones, I hope you have enjoyed science club! Year 2 science club will be starting after Christmas!
23 November 17
Today we created our own wonderful lava lamps! We found out that water and oil have different densities which means that they don't mix together. When we added a tablet the reaction produced a gas and the air bubbles carried the colour with them around the bottle. It was really exciting watching the wonderful colours and bubbles of gas and water move around!
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16 Nov 17 – Leaves
We were thinking all about the seasons today! We discussed why the leaves fall off the trees and why they change colour. The children shared their fantastic knowledge with me as I know they have been learning about seasons in class! We were then inspired by arist, Andy Goldsworthy, who used the colours of the leaves to produce some wonderful natural art.
9 Nov 17 - Microscopic nature
We went exploring in forest school today to find some natural objects that we thought looked really interesting. We then used the digital microscope to look and them really closely! We were amazed at the details and patterns that we found!
2nd Nov – 17 Straw structures
Today we really had to think about what makes structures strong. We worked in groups to see who could build the tallest structure out of straws and plasticine. Different groups investigated lots of different shapes. The winners used a wide base and managed to get their tower to reach 27cm!
5 Oct 17 - Clouds!
We used water, shaving foam and food colouring to investigate how clouds work. We explored the idea that clouds are made from water droplets that have evaporated and then cooled, which fall down as rain when they get too heavy!
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