Well what an exciting week we've had in school this week. We trialed our very first science week across KS2 and I think its safe to say we all thoroughly enjoyed it!
We started by using a game called Question Quibble to generate scientific questions about forces. This proved to be a little trickier than we first imagined but really got us thinking scientifically.
We carried out an experiment to find out how the size of a parachute would affect the time it took to drop to the ground. We wanted to find out which parachute would create the most air resistance. We designed and made our own parachutes and carried out our experiment using three different sizes. We worked well in our groups and payed attention to the variables we needed to keep the same such as the height of the drop and the conditions in which the drop was made.
We have begun our new unit on Electricity. We started by learning about electrical saftety and electrical symbols to prepare us for a very special upcoming challenge.
Evolution & Inheritance
We have been learning about variation in different types of animals and how they have adapted to survive in their environment. We have had some interesting converstations about inheritance and mutations and the children are interested in looking more into their families inherited characteristics.
We have even designed our own 'new species'to survive in a particular environment. The children came up with some fantastic ideas and the outcomes look amazing, I'm sure you'll agree. Here are some of our designs.
26.09.17 React Science and Engineering Show
Class 6 had a fantastic morning at Lakes College, watching the Science show 'It takes guts' by the London Science Museum. We learned all about what happens to our food as it travels through our digestive system in a fun (and disgusting) way!!!
Animals including humans: Life-cycles
Class 6 really enjoyed a topic based on life-cycles. As part of this topic we did a practical investigation with flowers, trying to identify all the different parts of the flower using the correct vocabulary. We learned about germination, pollination and the different methods of seed dispersal. We also looked at the different stages of a human life-cycle from baby until the late adult stages. We learned about puberty and also what changes happens to the human body during old age. In the pictures below we are trying to sort out which species produce sexually, asexually or both.