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Year 4 enjoyed a great science afternoon in Liverpool Life Sciences UTC today. The Year 10 and Year 12 students at the UTC led excellent, practical sessions in biology, physics and chemistry, and we learned so much! We even had a tour of the college afterwards and got to meet some animals! Take a look at some of the photos from the day.0 Comments
We had a fantastic afternoon of science yesterday in the Liverpool Life Sciences UTC. Year 3 took part in some very interesting biology, chemistry and physics workshops, doing practical science investigations led by the superb Year 10 and Year 12 pupils. We can’t wait to come back!0 Comments
In our last science lesson, we made our own colourful, fragrant and fantastic bath bombs! We used a range of ingredients and we had to do some careful measuring and mixing, before scooping the mixtures into the moulds.
After the bath bombs had set, we dropped them into a nice bath! Take a look at what happened next!
Year 4, can you explain how our readers could make their own bath bombs in the comments below?0 Comments
Year 3 have been investigating how opaque objects create shadows by not letting light pass through them. We explored how shadows change when the object’s distance from the light source changes, so we needed great teamwork and precise science and maths skills for our measuring and recording! Great work, Year 3!0 Comments
Year one had lots of fun using their maths and sciece skills to make delicous rice crispie cakes.0 Comments
We always think and talk about the weather when we come to school. Today we were delighted to explore the force of the wind, making flags and discovering the feel and the sound of the wind’s power.0 Comments
We are so lucky to have not only wonderful school grounds, but a fantastic new kitchen in the EYFS. Today we started the day by harvesting our very own potatoes which have been grown at school. We washed them ourselves, then followed a recipe to boil and mash them, adding other ingredients (weighing and measuring carefully) and mixing well. Our bread smelt fantastic as it baked, and we enjoyed sharing it for our snack the next day. We are farmers and chefs, and a family that cooks and eats together!
Year 2 have already had lots of fun finding out about materials this half term. Today we started to make our own crystals and watched how the salt dissolved in the warm water when it was stirred. We used salt, warm water, string, lollypop sticks and lots of spoons for stirring but we have to leave our mixtures over the weekend so hopefully when we come in next week we will see that beautiful colourful crystals have formed!0 Comments
This morning in science we were learning about the life cycles of different animals: mammals, amphibians, birds, insects and reptiles. Seriously good discussion, questions and use of prior knowledge from all children. Thrilled with the vocabulary the children were using, ‘evolution’, ‘genes’, ‘egg’, and ‘develop’ to name a few, and the quality of their explanations.
We popped up to the science garden to have a look in our solitary bee hive, where we have a few bee larvae developing. It was great to look through the viewing window and see how the bee has made her individual chambers for each egg. While we were up by the pond, it would have been rude not to check out our developing frogs during this lesson, so we spent some time watching our little friends!
We also remembered it had been exactly a week since we filled up the pond. We needed to do this as so much water had evaporated, leaving the concentration of potentially harmful chemicals higher than normal. The weather has continued to be warm, so we took a ruler with us and measured how much water had evaporated in just 7 days – a whopping 3.5cm!
Back in class, the children drew examples of the life cycles of a range of animals, with great accuracy! So proud of these boys and girls, they are incredible scientists.
We are so lucky to have our own pond on our school grounds as part of our science garden! Year 1 have been learning about habitats in science this term, and today we wanted to see what creatures might be living in our pond. We used an identification sheet and magnifying glasses to help us to tick off creatures that we found, including pond snails, tadpoles and even frogs! Year 1 were very careful to return all the animals to their habitat safely after we had taken a look. Great work, Year 1! We love science!