Event - Science Day

17 March 2017

The theme for this year's British Science Week is 'Change', encouraging children to think about and investigate the changes happening in the world all around us; from seasons and climate, to material and energy.

It was also a chance for children to consider the changes they can enact to have a positive impact on the future.Lots of fun and interesting experiments were carried out in each year group.

For example, Year 5 first thought about the properties of solids, liquids and gases. They mixed cornflour with water to make a gloop. It had properties of both solids and liquids; it acts like a liquid when being poured, but like a solid when a force is acting on it.

Whereas, in Year 6 children put an egg in vinegar for 24 hours to dissolve the shell. Food colouring was then added which permeated the membrane showing that it is semi permeable, this increased the size of the egg. When it was cut open the inside of the egg was blue but the yolk was still yellow which proves that it is impermeable.

In Nursery, we have been looking at how plants grow from seed to flower.
Nursery children have learnt that plants need sun and water to grow.

In Reception we have been exploring the changes when cornflour is mixed with water.
Changing colour in Reception, we have been exploring what happens when we mix colours together.

The children in Year 1 looked for natural and man-made materials in the enviroment.
Year 1 also created a colour palette of objects found in nature.

Planting lettuce seeds in Year 2.
In Year 3, as part of our science topic we are investigating the importance of leaves on a plant.

By removing the leaves from an identical plant we will observe the differences that occur over the next few weeks to both plants in Year 3.
Children from Year 4 created batteries from fruit.

Year 5 considered the differences between solids and liquids.
Children in Year 6 were surprised when they egg exploded in front of them.