Primary 6 have loved learning about the Solar System this term. We have researched the planets that make up our Solar System and after finding out many are named after Roman Gods we had the chance to share our findings in the form of a presentation to the Primary 4 class who have been learning about the Romans. We learned a Mnemonic to help us remember the planets in the correct order and had fun making up ones of our own. One of our favourites is My Very Excited Mother Just Served Us Nachos which reminds us the planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. After researching the planets we made papier-mâché models of the planets to show their size and distance from the Sun.
In science we have been investigating our 5 senses. We have looked at each sense and imagined what it would be like to live without it. We investigated the sense of taste and sight through experimenting with different fruits. In pairs we took turns to be blindfolded and see if we could identify the fruit purely through tasting it. Some of us found it quite tricky to tell which fruit it was but we found we could use our other senses to help for example the texture and smell of the fruit helped to give us clues.
In Primary 6, we have also been working extremely hard on our new Science topic; ‘Making Materials Change’. This has been a very practical based topic so far where we have been participating in active investigations and experiments. We began this topic by learning to categorise different materials and more recently, we have carried out investigations to discover whether different mixtures of substances are soluble or insoluble. We were particularly fascinated to discover what happened when we tried to mix oil and water together!
The Generation Science company visited Primary 3 on Monday. They taught Primary 3 all about magnets. Here are some photos that show everyone having fun learning about magnets.
This is a photo of the Science presenters intoducing themselves.Primary 3 sorted a tray of objects into magnetic and non-magnetic categories.We learned about attraction and repulsion in relation to magnets.We learned how to make magnets ‘float’. It was just like magic!We used bar magnets to learn about magnetic fields and learned that even the earth has a magnetic field.
We are very excited to start a new term in P7. With this new term comes new a topic, artwork and projects.
In Science in Term 1, we spent some time exploring the life cycle of plants and how they reproduce. We also discussed what elements a plant needs to grow. We talked about the benefits and risks of using biological or chemical fertilisers in plants or crops that we eat.
We used these discussions to ask ourselves a question: what is the effect of biological fertiliser on a household plant?
We decided to test out our question to find out. Over several weeks, we watered three different plants with the same type of bean planted: one with water, one with water mixed with the recommended amount of fertiliser and one with water mixed with way too much fertiliser.
Our results varied slightly but overall, the plant with the recommended amount of fertiliser thrived while the one with way too much fertiliser dried out and died.
We displayed our results on a poster so they were easy to understand.
Check out this BBC Science page to get an idea of what we’ll be learning about this term. The Earth’s Changing Structure!