Great Science Share!

What a fantastic day we had at the GSS! We had an amazing time looking at different investigations on the playground and getting involved in lots of different activities linking to the different scientific enquiry types.

Here are few pictures that linked to our question ‘ Do the tallest people jump the highest?’. We had great fun looking at the patterns in our results. The results were very different to some of our predictions!

6P science

This afternoon we will be learning about the role of the blood in transporting nutrients around the body.

What do you already know about this process? What does this mean?

Have a think about which organs are used to digest food.

Do you know what the following words mean? Nutrients, enzymes, molecules, absorption.

All about sharks

Sharks are a very incredible animals.Sharks hunt down there pray by swimming rapidly behind them.Like other sharks, the skin of a Great White is very tough and studded with tiny, tooth-like scales called “dermal denticles”. Dermal denticles protect the skin from damage and are replaced continually. Each individual denticle has a flat, table-like crown that has a series of raised ridges. These ridges reduce the drag and noise generated by a shark’s swimming movements, enabling the Great White to glide efficiently in ghost-like silence.The eyes of a Great White are relatively large and well developed. The retina (light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eyeball) of this species contains both rods and cones in a similar ratio to that of humans (about 4 to 1). This suggests that the Great White is highly visual and has acute color vision. Although different parts of its retina are adapted for bright and dim light conditions, it is believed that the Great White is primarily a daytime hunter.The sharks are very intelligent just like squids

How does a giraffe adapt to its habitat?

Long, tough tongues enable the giraffe to pull leaves from branches without being hurt by the thorns during feeding. They have amazing strong tongues which allow them to hold branches by wrapping their tongues around the branches) There tongues are up to 18 inches long. Giraffes only sleep for 20 minutes rather than all night that’s because lions, tigers and all wild animals can sneak up on them and eat them, they can be wide awake to see when a wild animal is going to eat them. The reson they have long necks is because they can reach inside and the top of trees to eat leafs and all others.

These giraffes only live in Africa all around. Giraffes only survive in hot places not cold like Antarctica.

 

 

 

Lava lamp

You will need

A clean one litre soda bottle

3/4 cups of water

vegetable oil

fizzing tablets

food colouring

First we poured water in to the bottle.

Next we used a meausrinng cup and slowly poured vegetable oil until its full.You may have to wait a couple of mintuets for the water and oil to seperate.

After that we added ten drops of food colouring(any colour). The drops will pass through the water and will pass with the water below. We broke a selzer tablet in half and then dropped it into the bottle.Me and my mum watched it sink to bottom.LET BLOBBY GREATNESS BEGIN.

Finnaly to keep affect we added the other half of the selzer tablet.For a true lava lamp effect, shine a flash light through the bottom of the bottle.

 

Book Creator

In our school, we love using Book Creator. It is so easy to use and the results are amazing. It has been used a lot in English and Topic, where the children can make their learning come alive.

I’ve also found it to be excellent for EAL children, where they can take photographs of different things around school and then create a written description of each as well as recording themselves saying their sentences out loud. Again, in this way, the children’s learning becomes more real and their enthusiasm and eagerness increases.

However, our class have recently tried it to write up an entire science experiment. It worked extremely well. Using the audio feature meant that all of the children could share their individual ideas of what would happen, in a short space of time, with all ideas in one document.photo 1

The children then used the camera feature and took photos of the apparatus that they were going to use.

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Rather than attempting to record their results in some way, the children could record the experiment taking place, using the video feature, so that the results were clear and visible for themselves and the reader.

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Finally, when the children were trying to explain their results, they were able to use the pen tool to support their ideas with diagrams.

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The engagement and enthusiasm throughout, not only ensured the children were constantly on task, but that more in-depth learning could take place as well.