3LT had to prove they understood the concept of opaque, translucent and transparent by building a lightproof den. This required planning, communication, teamwork and above all – Scientific understanding!
To celebrate Science Week we investigated how to get an object that was frozen in ice, just like the children from our class novel Ice Palace. Some children tried melting the ice with warm water, some tried smashing it and some children tried scraping it with different objects.
We have been looking at what a plant needs, it’s features and tried to grow our own bean. These have now been planted in soil to give them the best chance…
3LH have been learning about water transportation in plants. We have made predictions and investigated with food colouring, blue roll and celery!
3LH used chocolate today to get a practical experience of how sedimentary and metamorphic rock is created. They layered grated chocolate into a cup then squashed it down with their thumbs. This replicated sedimentary rock,although some were still quite crumbly. Once they had seen the layers, they wrapped it back up in cling film and warmed it in their hand. This moulded the chocolate into a lump that changed shape, representing metamorphic rock.
3LH were sorting rocks using a Venn diagram today.
We investigated what happens to shadows when an object is moved closer/further away from a light source.