During February Science Week was held across the school. The children were encouraged to investigate and experiment to answer questions about scientific topics.
These are two accounts of the work in Year 5.
As our topic is ‘Aim for The Stars’, we investigated how the moon gets craters. We were put into groups of 3 and we chose if we wanted sand or sawdust as our material to represent the surface of the moon. Representing our meteors were different 3D shapes.
In order to make it a fair test, we changed the height at which we dropped our meteor. Surprisingly, no matter the shape of the meteor, it still made a circular shaped crater. We found out that the greater the height from which the meteor was dropped, the wider the diameter and the greater the depth of the crater formed.
Charlotte and Charlie
Our experiment was about seeing which we thought was the best way to make a bubble. In our case, our experiment was which liquid solution formed the strongest bubble, but other groups investigated how many bubbles could be formed over a set distance or which liquid made the longest lasting bubble.
We had three types of washing up liquids: Fairy, Asda Fresh Berry and Wilko’s lemon. Before we added all the liquid to make a bubble mixture, we had to order them in a ratio of washing up liquid to water. The ratios were 1:1, 1:2 and 1:3. After that, we decided whether or not the addition of glycerine would make the bubble stronger. Scientifically, the glycerine was supposed to make it stronger but unfortunately it didn’t work. That’s the wonder of science!
Trystan and Natalia