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Science Resources

Science is all around us.  Children are often curious about how things work, what objects are or why they are there at all.  This page will be updated regularly with different ideas of experiments or activities the children could complete at home.  

Experiment of the week!

Cambridge Science Centre Virtual Trip

18th May 2020

VirtualSchoolTrip from Cambridge Science Centre

Here is a VirtualSchoolTrip from Cambridge Science Centre.

Click on the link below to watch the video, ‘Stronger by Design’.

There are experiments to complete too using items you may have around your home.

You will need the password sent out via ParentMail.

Let your teachers know how you got on!

 Good Luck!

Feeling inspired, a Year 6 has tested the strength of paper.  Here is his experiment and his findings.

Testing the strength of paper

Well done!

Chemistry Ideas Part 2

Food related Science

Here are a few experiment for you to try at home using food!

For each experiment link, scroll down to the bottom of the page to learn the science behind them.

Can you put a straw through a potato. 

Have a go, then click on the link below and see if you can do it!

Dancing Spaghetti

Fruit Powered Battery

Colour Mixing Gobstoppers (though skittles work well too!)

 PEte the potato - VE Day Special!

Social distancing celebrations will be happening all over the country this Friday 8th May, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
Potatoes played a vital role in feeding the nation during World War II. Before the war, Britain imported 55 million tonnes of food a year, once war began this dropped to 12 million tonnes and resulted in rationing of the food that was available. The 'Dig for Victory' campaign was launched to encourage people to grow their own potatoes and vegetables and Potato Pete became a well-known character.

Why not to create a poster, like the ones below, that could have been used during the war to encourage the public to 'grow their own', they could even display it as part of Friday's celebrations.

Why not share them with you year groups via the email link at the bottom of your Home Learning page?

Visit the Food - a fact of life Home learning hub for lots of activities around food and cooking during World War II.

 

National gardening week


National Gardening Week - National Awareness Days Events Calendar ...
This week (April 27th - May 3rd) is National Gardening Week.  It's theme is 'Seeds of Friendship' which seems particularly apt at the moment. 

If you have seeds at home, try to plant them. 

Perhaps you could grow some vegetables to eat in a few weeks time or some flowers which will attract bees and other pollinators. 

If you don't have any packets of seeds, why not save your apple pips or seeds from courgettes, tomatoes or cucumbers and have a go at planting them.   

Can you use some recycled materials to plant them in?  Yoghurt pots make good containers and some plastic fruit trays with lids make great mini propagators.  

No Mow May

Garden Gnome blocking a lawnmower

British conservation charity Plantlife is urging garden lovers to leave their mowers in the shed for May and let their grass grow.  

On May 25-27 the charity will hold a national bank holiday weekend count inviting everyone to count the flowers in a random square on the lawn.  

 

Chemistry

Chemistry is the branch of science that studies the properties of matter and how matter interacts with energy. Chemistry closely related to physics.  Scientists who specialise in chemistry are called chemists.

Forces

Forces are used to move things, speed things up and slow things down. 

Paper aeroplanes are a good way to understand some forces we cannot see, such as drag and air resistance.

The Challenge:

Some information to help understand how aeroplanes work.

Why not have a competition as a family.  Who's plane travels the furthest?

the world around us

Here are some identification charts for trees, minibeasts and signs of spring.

When you go out for your exercise, why not choose one of these keys and see what you can find.  

Minibeast IdentificationSigns of Spring

When you search for minibeasts can you use scientific words like, 'vertebrate' and 'invertebrate', 'endoskeleton' and 'exoskeleton'?

Here are some clips to help you learn the difference. 

Vertebrate video                                      Invertebrate video            

        Vertebrates                                                      Invertebrates

Exoskeleton videoEndoskeletons - skeletons on the inside, exoskeleton - skeletons on the outside. 

Famous scientists

Amazing People           

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin 

The story of Charles Darwin and some activities.

Darwin Video

Drama of Darwin and Wallace

 Joseph Banks

The Story of Joseph Banks

 Sir Isaac Newton

The Story of Sir Isaac Newton

Gravity

still curious?

Listen to this child friendly podcast.  You can even send in your own questions to be answered!

Everything Under the Sun Look on podcast apps to find this child friendly podcast.

A science 30 minute programme everyday from 11.00 from Maddie Moate.

 

This is a weekly podcast you could try. 

This is from Cambridge Science Centre.  A new programme is released at 6.00pm every Monday.  

You must ask your grown ups permission before watching these TV programmes and YouTube clips.

 

School Science Documents:

To follow.