Category Archives: Science

Science week

Starting this weeks science week, we were investigating which material would be the best insulator. We were testing out different materials for a new lunchbox lining. We found that plastic was the best material because it kept the ice-cube the coldest for the longest. We tested fabric and foil too.

Which material would you have predicted?

Farming award

This afternoon, we have been busy building on our knowledge and skills in order to complete the farming award. Focusing on the principles of plant growth.

Do you know the main principles for plant growth?

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Testing Materials

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Today in Science, Class 8 looked at material properties and definitions.  They then conducted an experiment where they tested properties. What is the definition of permeable?

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Best Beak Experiment

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Today in Topic, Class 8 looked at which beak is best for picking up food.  They used different tweezers and bird seeds to conduct their experiment. Which beak is best?

What are fossils?

This afternoon, we have been researching all about fossils and extinction. We have found out that lots of different animals are now extinct, for example, the Dodo, Western black rhinoceros and the Quagga.

Did you know that these animals are now extinct?

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Life Cycles

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This afternoon, we have been identifying all the different parts of a egg when it is cracked open. First we cracked an egg open and looked what was inside, we they draw a diagram in our books showing all the … Continue reading

Life cycles

This afternoon, we have been looking at the life cycles of both plants and animals. We have been learning about Jane Goodall and have been recording key bits of information in our books. What do you know about plant and animal life cycles?

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Animation

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This afternoon, we have been working together to make animations about pollination. We have been using the iPads and whiteboards to show what happens with the plants and bees. What do you know about pollination?

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Reproduction in Plants

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We have been looking at reproduction in plants. For our experiment, we have taken cuttings from a plant. We will be using an artificial method of reproduction. Hopefully, we shall be able to see roots develop over the next few … Continue reading

Investigating materials which will dissolve!

This afternoon we have been finding out which materials will dissolve. The equipment we used was a beaker, spoon, chalk, salt, sugar, coffee, rice, gravy, flour and water. We all made our predictions on which materials we thought would dissolve. We did our method and our results table as well as carrying out the experiment. What results do you think we had?