At St Mary’s we have a clear vision for Science and we understand the importance and value of Science in our school. Our School vision and principles have been developed by staff and children and really focus in on what makes our Science Teaching and Learning great.
Calling all Scientists!
When online go onto you tube and search ‘children experimental the royal institution’
All these experiments are suggested by The Royal Institution and range from rubber band cannons, fizzy bottle rockets through to musical coat hangers and homemade parachutes. These videos are specifically aimed for families to engage their children in Science at home, They show you things you need and give some great scientific explanations. There are over 30 different experiments. Something for everyone.
I would look forward to hearing from your child if they engage in any of these experiments if they get the chance!
Last week Science Club conducted an experiment using petri dishes and a bacteria growing medium (gelatine, beef stock and sugar) and cotton buds.
We took samples from different surfaces to see what would happen, then left them to develop for a week. We then compared the shape, size and coverage of the mould to our analysis sheet and wrote up our findings.
As a take away activity, pupils had the challenge of make a 3D bacteria model.
“ Science Club is so brilliant” - Casey.
“Wow, the mould is gross!” - Finlay
“ What is in there?” ”It looks disgusting, this is wicked!” - Freddie
Did you know your nose has a sense of taste?
Members of the Science Club got a chance to trick their sense of taste.
First hold your nose. Next put a crisp on your tongue (without looking at the flavour!).
Then decide on the flavour. Finally, release the pinch on your nose.
Did you guess the flavour correctly?
Everyone had a fun time with their science discoveries...Well, I think so!
Over the last two weeks, members of the Science Club have discussed and experimented with different store cupboard ingredients to discover what happens when an acid ( vinegar) is mixed with a base compound ( bicarbonate of soda). The results were...amazing!
We found that we made carbon dioxide, which inflated balloons and caused volcanoes to erupt!
How cool is that!
(We did manage to make the whole area smell like a fish and chip shop though.)