This week, Year 5 made string telephones, using various different cups and various different types of string. They had to work out which combinations would make the most efficient telephone. We talked a lot about the language of sound, using words such as vibrate, decibel, sound-wave, wavelength, frequency, amplitude, reverberation, and pitch. What did we [...]
Some children in year5 know that we were making telephones . If you want to make telephones, read on. What will you need? 1.Firstly you have to turn the cup so the top bit is facing on a table. 2. Secondly you would make a hole in the centaur of the cups.(with Scissors) 3. Next [...]
Click here to see a larger version of the Voicethread. Today we will be carrying out an investigation about dissolving. I don’t want to give too much away, but you will find it useful to learn a little about what dissolving is before then… Click here to read about dissolving Click here for a large version [...]
On Tuesday, Year 5 begun an investigation… They had to discover, as a class, which variables affected the rate of evaporation of water. They worked in groups of 3, choosing their own variable to test. They had to measure the amount of water remaining at different points in time, and produce a line-chart of their [...]
Today in science we had to find a way to seperate all of the materials in Alien Soup. We had a range of aparatus to choose from, and worked in groups of 3. What did we learn? Click here for a large version of the Voicethread.
Right Year 5… Tomorrow’s science investigation is a bit of poblem solving. You need to work in threes in order to seperate all of the things in this murky looking mixture: Here are some of the resources you will have to choose from: Sieves Beakers Bowls thermometers Funnels Filter paper Magnets Anything else you can [...]
Today in science we began our new topic ‘Changing State’ with a bang… Well more of a fizz really. Have a look at the voicethread below. Can you comment on what we did? What were your observations and were your predictions correct? Don’t forget to try to use some of these words: solid, liquid, gas, [...]