In science, Kestrels were exploring how gravitational pull affects different objects. We conducted an experiment to see if objects with different masses would hit the ground before those with a lower mass or size.IMG_0345
Today year 5 were exploring how the Earth moves in space and how this affects both the seasons and why we have day and night.
This week, Kestrels completed their science topic – Changes of Materials. In this lesson, they used play dough to construct elements, compounds and mixtures. They were able to explain what their models were and what exactly they consisted of.
Kestrels’ latest topic is ‘Changes in Materials’ and this week, they have been finding out what happens when certain chemicals are mixed together in a solution. They were asked to mix water with bicarbonate of soda, vinegar with water and bicarbonate of soda with vinegar.
They learnt that there is a chemical reaction with bicarbonate of soda and vinegar) Hollie certainly did when the balloon exploded from off the top of the test tube!
Today we were going to take part in the Science Week Live Lesson.
Now, you might want to take part in it at home!
Our new topic of Science this week is ‘Materials and Chemical Changes’. The children started off by having a go at separating a bowl of substances such as: paper clips, sand, sugar and marbles. it was a testing challenge for them but they eventually solved it. They removed the paperclips with a magnet, tipped the remaining substances into a sieve to remove the marbles and then poured the sand and sugar solution through filter paper. The remaining sugar & water solution is sitting by our radiator waiting for the water to evaporate. It was a fabulous lesson and the children have written some very comprehensive instructions to prove their understanding. Well done Kestrels!
Kestrels have continued to study the topic ‘Materials and their properties’ and this week, they had to construct a sandcastle using their knowledge of how sand bridges with water. It took a while to get the consistency right but I’m sure you’ll agree.