Science Week 24th May 2021
What an exciting week we have had!! The whole school from Nursery to Year 6 have been involved in a range of exciting Science workshops and experiments!
We were very lucky to have Kinetic Science come into school to offer workshops for every class.
We also looked at Science careers that the children might like to do when they are older. For example aerodynamic engineer or an oceanographer.
All the classes were involved in lots of exciting investigations in the class, as we got to explore the 'fun' science such as coke and mentos volcanoes and colour mixing.
EYFS loved their workshop on space and the planets. They trained like astronauts, working really hard to get their hearts beating fast.
The used giant inflatable planets to put them in the right order and dropped rocks into sand to explore the craters on the moon.
Back in the classroom, they had the chance to explore magnets, ice, floating and sinking and bubble wrap!
They all loved seeing what happened when we put the mentos in the diet coke and watched the explosion!
What did we like best?
Year 1 and 2 took part in an exciting workshop about Kitchen Chemistry!
They loved mixing potions together to make a traffic light of green, yellow and red. They then mixed ingredients together to create a volcano in an egg cup! This was so much fun!
Back in the class, they used their detective skills to work out what the zoomed in objects could be.
They loved mixing ingredients to try to make slime from cornflower! And even explored colours using paper towels and water.
What a fun day!
What did we think of Science Day?
My favourite part of science week was making a volcano it was spraying everywhere!
I can't believe we got to be scientists and do science all day! This is the best day ever!
Year 3 and 4 loved investigating a crime scene during their Science Day workshop. They took on the role of the police and wrote down clues about a crime scene. What had happened? Why was there a body outline on the floor? Who was it?
They then loved taking their finger prints off a cup. Using hand cream and a fine powder, they were able to dust for fingerprints and left them using sellotape. Back in the class, they were able to analyse their fingerprints and look for loops and arches. The children loved this activity and learnt that all fingerprints are unique!
In their classrooms, the children loved combining different liquids to cause a volcano explosion! This was great fun and the children showed amazing teamwork working with their friends!
What did we think of Science Day?
Year 5 and 6 had a great time investigating the crime scene, just like year 3 and 4. They were excellent observers and wrote down all the things they could see at the crime scene, from the body outline to the birthday card that red 'what a time to die!'. Many children expressed that they would love to do this as a job when they are older.
In the classrooms, Year 5 measured their feet and found out how flexible their foot was.
Year 6 worked with eggs and had to create a parachute that would stop their egg from breaking when dropped from a height. Well done to those teams who were able to prevent theirs breaking.
A great day was had by all and hopefully the children have deepened their Science knowledge and consider Science based careers in the future.
What did we think of the day?