This half term, we have been designing, testing, and making rockets. The mission was to make the rocket that would travel the furthest, in the straightest line. Have a look at our designs. Use the pen tool while you are commenting to show which rocket you are discussing. Which do you think will travel the [...]
As part of our ‘Rockets’ topic, Year 5 have been experimenting with the use of compressed air as a propellant. Yesterday we tested our rockets, varying the amount of water in the bottles. We will be making charts of our results tomorrow, and re-testing the most successful rockets to check whether our results are consistent. [...]
We have been investigating light in our science topic this half term, and this week we used a very old-fashioned photography technique called Cyanotype. It was a real experiment, and none of us knew whether it would work… But it did! Aiden is writing up a set of instructions on how to create these ‘photos’ [...]
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 [...]
I want to see stuff burn, With baking soda or salt, Use vinegar, To make it explode, Wear your googles, make sure you don’t get hurt, if you do, Change your name to Burt, you’re are going to be an animal, With Brian Cox, you two will be a Fox, I’ll put a curse on [...]
This is a video made by a Norwegian photographer called Terje Sorgjerd. He was filming an amazing scientific phenomena called the aurora borealis (sometimes called the Northern Lights). What can you find out about the aurora? Perhaps you might write a descriptive piece about the video, or maybe a poem?
Light is really special, Light is a source of energy, Light goes 365meters a second (WOW!) Light is really special, Light eats me alive, Light finds itself helping the world! Light is special, Light hates light, Light is not an illness, Light is no boredom, But what is this light ? Is it this special? How [...]
We are in the BBC newspaper this week! The paper is for people who work at the BBC and will go out to thousands of people. Well done Year 5- you are putting Ferry Lane on the map – and for science too!
When I woke up in the morning I was so excited about going to school, Year 5 was going on a trip to no other then the Big Bang Fair (And it was big.) After assembly we all had to go toilet because it was going to be a LONG journey, We all had to [...]
Well, it started on Friday the 11th of March and it was going to be a very long journey. I woke up Friday morning and I was so amazed that we were going on a trip to the Big Bang Science Fair and when we did the register it meant to me that we were going. Mr Sloan [...]