In science today we have been learning about solids, liquids and gases. The children then had great fun making and exploring non-Newtonian fluid which is a rule-breaker, being both a liquid and solid.
Please see below the kit list of things you will need for our residential trip to Thorpe Woodlands.
In science today the children have been 'mixing it up!' The children have learnt that a solute and solvent can mix together to become a solution. In this science investigation, the children had to work together to decide if each material was soluble or insoluble. The materials they investigated were salt, lemon juice, sand, vegetable oil and flour.
The children worked out that salt and lemon juice were soluble and mixed together to make a solution, and that sand and oil were not soluble. Flour had some of the children uncertain. So, we put some flour into some water and stirred it and left it. After several minutes, the flour had all settled in the bottom of the beaker, showing that it was not soluble.
In science today, and because it is science week, we began an investigation on how things decay.
We began by learning about what decay is. Then, the children made predictions on which items would decay first.
We have used a potato, a slice of bread, an apple, some plastic and some biodegradable plastic. We have placed these in four different conditions; normal conditions, a cold condition, a moist condition and an oxygen-proof condition. We are going to investigate these each week for the next month to see what happens.
To finish our maths unit off on properties of shape, the children had the 3D shapes out and had a recap on vertices, edges and faces. We have now moved onto our new unit of maths - position and direction.