On Wednesday we were lucky enough to go to Whipsnade Zoo - we saw all sorts of animals from across the world.
We did lots of experiments:
Wind from a fan:
Objects - a ball:
To join in the school competition we all planted our sunflowers.
Year 3 children explored the uses of water this week and the water cycle. We observed some science experiments using water and even attempted to make our own boats and have a race!
On Thursday, we planted our own sunflower seeds in the school shed. It was lots of fun as we used garden tools to make sure we planted correctly. We are going to water the sunflowers over the holidays and hope to see them blossom soon!
We also painted some colourful sunflowers to brighten up the Nurture Room for the coming Summer 2 term.
Science Week was so much fun! We particularly enjoyed the science experiment and Michael was up on stage to help the scientist, Patrick.
In Mr P’s lab we looked at how we could blow up balloons without actually blowing them up. We placed sugar, yeast and water into a small bottle and mixed it up. Then, we carefully put a balloon over the top of the bottle and watched as the chemicals reacted and produced a gas. The gas that was created was called Carbon Dioxide which then started blowing up the balloon. And the best thing of all is that the experiment went off without a pop!
In Miss Jabuni’s Lab we were using washing up liquid to power a boat! Each table had a tank full of water, we followed the instructions and made our cardboard boats! The washing up liquid had a weakening effect on the water molecules causing the boat to move!
In Miss Bermingham’s laboratory our experiment was to make a hovercraft.
We predicted that the more air in the balloon, the higher it would fly.
We found that the balloon glided across the surface of the table. the less air, the faster the balloon moved.
This happened because:
The air is blown out of the balloon under the CD. If the CD is close to the table, the air pressure under the CD is higher than above it. This applies an upward pressure on the CD making it float on air, hugely reducing the friction between the cd and the table.
In Ms Begum’s laboratory:
Our first experiment was silly putty! This was accidently discovered when Leo Baekeland was trying to find a cheaper solution to Shellac coating on electrical wires.
Some of us got the mixture just right and made a perfect slimy substance; some of us added too much Borax (laundry gel) and didn't get the texture we wanted. Can you guess which is which in the pictures below?