This week has been 'Science Week' for those not taking part in SATs. The children have had the opportunity to experience a real 'hands on' approach to experimenting and investigating with fun, exciting activities. This involved making predictions, challenging preconceived ideas and evaluating results as well as testing their skills in teamwork and cooperation. The experiments included: making lava lamps, testing the force of gravity with water, making water fireworks, fishing for ice, balloon pop, not and balloon rockets- which was a clear favourite! They also watched and discussed clips from 'okgo' on YouTube, a team of musicians/scientists who filmed a fun zero gravity film on an aeroplane. (Up and Down available to watch online).
This year UKS2 are once again putting their investigative skills into action to explore and discover the answers to many scientific questions. Children will continue to work hard to develop their own accurate experiments that will help them construct valid conclusions to a range of questions. Throughout the year we will look at electricity, evolution and inheritance, living things and their habitats and forces. Watch this space to see what they get up to throughout the year.
This year UKS2 have put their investigative skills into action to explore and discover the answers to many scientific questions. Children have worked hard to develop their own accurate experiments that have helped them construct valid conclusions to these questions. Throughout the year they have been looking closely at the human body, planetary movement, how light travels and changes in materials.