Yr.6 have been looking at reversible and irreversible reactions. Last week they created irreversible reactions with fizzy drinks and mentos. They predicted which drink would cause the biggest reaction. It was a very messy but enjoyable experiment!
When burning small, stamp sized objects in a candle flame Yr.6 found that burning was a chemical and irreversible reaction as you couldn’t get the starting materials back.
Yr.6 worked in pairs to heat several substances over a candle flame. They found that some substances changed their appearance e.g ice melted into water, this is a physical change. Some substances created something new for example if they burnt. This was a chemical change.
On Friday, Yr.6 were fortunate enough to be able to attend a ‘School of Noise’ workshop at the Brewery Tap. The workshop used a wide variety of analogue and digital equipment to enable the children to explore the science of sound. They started by using their own bodies to compose original experimental sound art. The finished product was … Continue reading
Last week Yr.6 tested marble chips, washing soda crystals and bicarbonate of soda to see how they reacted when water, lemon juice and vinegar were added to them. They found the acids reacted with the carbonates creating an irreversible reaction and lots of bubbles. They used this knowledge to make mini volcanoes in pairs and … Continue reading
In Science today we recapped our learning on various forces and then focussed on friction. During the lesson the children worked together in groups to try to decide which of the given surfaces had the most amount of friction. The children built ramps with different surfaces, for toy cars and then measured the height of … Continue reading
Last week Yr.6 began their new topic about reversible and irreversible reactions. They tested lots of substances to see if they dissolved in or reacted with water. They found that if a substance created bubbles something new had been formed and you couldn’t get it back. They used this knowledge to fire rockets using alka … Continue reading
Year 4 really enjoyed finding out about and using forcemeters. They studied how much force was needed to lift various items up off the table.
We have had some amazing homework in again this term. These are just some of the creatures and their homes that the children have created. There are also some fabulous stories, great drawings and beautiful collages. Well done Owls!
On Tuesday Josh Carter came to present a Healthy eating Roadshow to all of KS2. The show was hosted by the eccentric and comedic character ‘Professor Quest Ion’ and helped children explore and understand the connection between the types of food and drink they consume and the impact on their bodies and minds. Josh used … Continue reading