FS1 and FS2
FS1 students have been reading the ‘3 Little Pigs’ and undertook a science experiment based on the big, bad wolf in the story who huffs and puffs to blow the pig’s houses down.The children were shown a range of objects and asked to predict if they could make them move by blowing through a straw. Next, they undertook the experiment and then checked to see if their predictions were correct.
Yr 1 did some fun science experiments. We posed some simple scientific questions and conducted simple investigations to check their predictions.
After reading the Aboriginal myth “The Rainbow Serpent” as part of our ‘Stories People Tell’ topic, we challenged ourselves to create our own moving rainbow snake using bubbles. We mixed our own bubble solution, then followed a scientific method to make our rainbow snakes.
This week, Year 4 have been doing mini experiments in the classroom. We looked at how to make strong bridges only using paper and tape, and creating inventions that will make our life easier.
This week Year 5 have been planning their own missions to Mars, along with our work on Mars rovers in English, we have also been designing and building our own rockets in science.
We were set a top secret challenge by a well known space explorer to help him develop the most effective rockets possible to send people to Mars. To do this we created prototypes, made predictions, ensured we carried out a fair test and came to conclusions based on our findings in order to report back.
This week Year 6 have been learning about ancient civilizations and used this as the basis for their scientific investigations. First of all they conducted a states of matter experiment, making chocolate ice-cream in the Secondary Science Labs. Later on in the week, they learnt about the knowledge the Ancient Egyptians possessed and created their own sundials to tell the time! We used the secondary school Investigation sheets and developed our understanding of hypotheses, fair tests and independent/dependent variables as well.