Welcome to St Patrick’s Science blog page. We will keep you updated with the fun and exciting things we get up to everyday via our blog. We would really appreciate you commenting on our posts and letting us know what you think.
Science Blog news..
For the last 2 weeks I’m science, we have been testing the suitability of different materials for making sandcastles. Jensen thought some materials were too dry, so this week, we added water and retested them. Incredible work, using scientific vocabulary, noticing similarities and differences, and exploring changes.
We washed our hands, selected healthy fruits and chopped them up with knives and apple corers to make yummy fruit salad today. We talked about how to use the tools safely, what to do if we dropped food on the floor, or if we coughed on the food. Then the children shared the fruit they had prepared between the bowls.0 Comments
We had a marvellous morning playing in the mud kitchen! The children made potions and hot drinks for each other, they dug holes and planted potatoes. We noticed lots of new flowers starting to break through the soil ready for spring and tidied up some of the leaves from Autumn.0 Comments
We have been learning about what happens to water when it gets cold or hot. We learned that ice melts when it gets warm. We left it in different places to see how it melts at different rates. The ice we left on the radiator melted first.
We we wondered what else melts… we tried chocolate ✅ and butter ✅. I love that 10 children went home and tested butter and chocolate with their parents!0 Comments
Year 3 began a new science topic today called ‘Rocks and Soils’. We looked at a soil profile and discovered the different sections that make up the world beneath our feet! We then made our own version of a soil profile using various ingredients to represent the bedrock, parent material, subsoil, topsoil and organic material. Take a look!One Comment
One response to “Year 3’s edible soil!”
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