Team LL have been thoroughly enjoying their science work linked to electricity and circuits. This week they have been generating possible investigation questions and creating vocabulary checklists. In pairs the children have chosen their own investigation question. They carried out their investigation and wrote up their findings.
In Science we have been learning about "touch" and enjoyed using feely boxes to identify different objects. We covered our hand with a sock and tried to guess the object and found out it was much trickier to guess correctly if our hand was covered.
Today we have been learning about the function of the root and how this part keeps the plant healthy. We watched a short clip on the two different types of roots and discussed how these are different before exploring the roots of a viola plant and a carrot.
During science, the children carried out an investigation as a whole class to find out what the function of a stem is. Through adding different coloured dyes to the water the children were able to explore through the observations that the stem allowed the water to travel through to reach other parts of the plants. This was shown through the petals changing colour.
Head over to Team GG's blog to see some pictures of their amazing science investigations!
This week Team JF conducted their second investigation of the year to determine the best temperature to melt chocolate. Before we started our careful observations, we had lots of discussion around materials changing state and made our own sensible predictions. The children worked together to test each temperature, ensuring they were carrying out a fair test throughout! I have been very impressed with the scientific vocabulary the children have been using and I believe we have some true scientists amongst us!
Science - Which materials are best in preventing sound from being heard?
Today, we conducted our first experiment in Science. We wrapped an egg shaker in different materials (tissue, hand paper towel, paper, fabric, tin foil and clingfilm) and recorded the sound of the egg shaker. We were testing which material was best in preventing the sound from being heard. We concluded that the worst material was the clingfilm and the best material was the paper due to the thickness of this.
As I have been searching for useful resources, I came across a really good website which may be helpful. It has been split into units therefore it is easy to navigate in order to find what is appropriate for you. More importantly, the majority of the activities are free and ready to be downloaded. Alongside this, it has a brain level to show the complexity of each task/investigation with videos and games to support the learning.
Check out the link below and give some of the activities a go!
STEM learning is a fantastic website for all things science! They have amazing ideas, videos and resources to keep you busy for hours. Here are just a few of their fun investigations you could try at home.
Remember, I would love to see how your investigations are going, Please feel free to send pictures my way!
Why not give one of these exciting activities a go, from growing your own rainbow to DIY lava lamps. There's lots of fun to be had!
In addition to this, please find some useful websites for more fantastic resources.
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Check it out for some fantastic Science activities, as well as activities for other subject areas.
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