On Friday, Year 6 continued Science week with a morning on light. We started the day revising shadows, light sources and the anatomy of the eye. After break we found out about angles of incidence and reflection and used this knowledge to make periscopes.
We had lots of fun on our Science day in Red Class. It started with 3 visitors who all talked about their Science related jobs. Tom talked about being a vet. We loved the chance to stroke a guinea pig and find out about the different things he has to do to care for animals. Marie talked about being a scientist and how she investigates different creatures that live within reed beds and other habitats. Becky talked about being an anaesthetist within a hospital and the different equipment she uses when people needed to be put to sleep to have an operation. We tested our skills on Kevin the minion. I think he is still recovering from the injections! J
We also did some investigations of our own including how flowers take in water and which objects will float. We went on a bug hunt in the school grounds and found a snail, a woodlouse, a millipede, a slug, a ladybird and lots of worms! We investigated how high ‘Rocket Mouse’ would go when launched from different sized milk cartons. Some children made their own Rocket mice to launch. We also explored colours and how they can mix together to make new colours. Our vets role play area was also very popular after Tom had visited.
Green Class had the opportunity to meet with several scientists who have connections to our school. Marie told us about her job studying the wild life in reed beds. Tom told us about animal fleas - the guinea pig was cute though. Becky explained what an anaesthetist does.
On Tuesday, as part of Science week, Purple Class enjoyed visits from different scientists linked to the school. They learnt about being an anaesthetist, a vet and also what a research project for a PHD involves. Following on from this, Purple Class learnt about the micro-organism yeast and what uses it has within food and drink. They carried out investigations to find out which foods helped the yeast thrive and produce carbon dioxide.