Elephant Toothpaste

As part of their work on irreversible reactions Yr. 6 made elephant toothpaste. They used hydrogen peroxide which split into water and oxygen. This reaction was sped up using a catalyst – in this case yeast. Foam was produced on a large scale, maybe there was even enough to clean the teeth of an elephant!

Wingham Trip

To finish off their work on Kensuke’s Kingdom and as part of their Science work on adaptation Yr.6 headed to Wingham today. They had an amazing time seeing a wide range of animals and participating in talks about orangutans, gibbons, red pandas, tigers, penguins, lemurs and chimpanzees. They had some great questions and learnt a Continue reading

Burning in Science

This morning Yr.6 burnt stamp sized pieces of material over a candle flame. They found that burning was a chemical reaction and caused an irreversible change. Some of the materials were very interesting in the way that they burned. Although it was great fun we also discussed fire safety and the precautions which had been Continue reading

Acidic Reactions

Yr.6 experimented with acids (vinegar and lemon juice) this morning. They found that some substances that don’t react with water react with acids to create bubbles. They looked at acid rain, how it is formed and the damage that it can do. Yr.6 then worked in pairs to create their own mini volcano before using Continue reading

Magnetic Force

In science we have started looking at forces, today we began by studying magnetic force. The children recapped prior knowledge about opposite poles attracting and same poles repelling each other and continued on to find magnetic and non-magnetic items around the classroom.

Science in Eagles

This term we are taking a closer look at materials and their properties. This afternoon we ran an experiment to see which of the 5 materials, that we had chosen, would be the most absorbent. Each group had a different test to find this out. Group 1 had to make a small puddle of water Continue reading

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