Year 5 started their week off with a bang with a visit to The Science Museum! We took public transport from school and went straight into the iMAX to watch a short film about our amazing planet! The 3D cinema was a great experience, and lots of us even put out our hands to touch what was on screen. In the afternoon, we went to look at 2 exhibits – The Making of the Modern World and Space – before coming home.
We planned and troubleshooted to complete challenges to answer questions about electric circuits and specific components. We also used the correct scientific symbols to represent the components.
Today, we visited the Natural History Museum as part of our Science topic- Fossils. We had lots of fun travelling to the museum and looking at different types of fossils whilst we were there, that related to our learning. What a perfect way to end our first half-term in Year 3!
Yesterday we took part in a fun and exciting virtual workshop for Science about fossils! We discussed what a fossil was and looked at 3D images of fossils on card using the 3D glasses we were given!
Year 6 planned their own fair tests to investigate Shadow Size and test the predictions of others discussed at the start of the lesson. They ensured they considered controlled, dependent and independent variables!
Next step: Write a comment below about your favourite Solar System fact
We have been looking at the properties of different materials and explored the flexibility of each one.
”In Science, I made a periscope by using 45 degree angles in a shoe box to make a periscope with mirrors- you must place the mirrors carefully.”
“In Science, we made periscope using a cereal box and mirrors. Sadly, it didn’t work at first but we eventually made it work!
How we made it:
First, we got a cereal box
Next, we had to cut the top off the cereal box
After, we had to draw out 2 outlines of the mirror on the side of the cereal box and cut out the outline to make a little flap
Then, you tape the mirrors and slanted at 45 degrees in the shoe box were the flap is
Finally, you can test it out to see if it works
Items you will need:
Cereal box\shoe box
white board pen ”