Monday’s Science Fair was St. Margaret’s at its finest – staff and children alike showing off what creative, confident, knowledgeable learners we are and what brilliant communication skills the children have. The playground and hall were a hotbed of activity, from Year 5’s mouldy bread (and very testing classification quiz) to Year 1’s sorting animals. […]Read More St. Margaret’s Science Fair
The answer is clearly no. Of course you can’t. The egg is bigger than the neck of the bottle. Science, however, has a way of making the impossible possible. The lit piece of paper burns inside the bottle, and the air pressure inside the bottle drops. The higher air pressure outside the bottle tries to […]Read More Science Week Assembly – can you fit an egg into a milk bottle?
More Science fun. Two identical balloons, one flame, two different results. What’s going on? The first balloon contains air so when it’s heated, the plastic of the balloon heats up and begins to melt slightly, which creates a weak spot, so the balloon pops. The second balloon has water in it, which keeps the outside […]Read More Science Week Assembly – why didn’t the balloon pop?
Science Week is drawing to a close – I wonder if any of your children can remember the fantastic assembly we had on Monday morning when they showed how fantastically knowledgable and enthusiastic they are about all things scientific. This is Sarah fitting through a piece of paper – is it Science or is it […]Read More Science Week Assembly – fitting Sarah through a piece of paper!
We have been learning about plants and the names of the parts of a flower. We used a special word called dissection this week as we were all using scissors and our fingers to investigate the different parts of a daffodil.Read More Science week in Preschool
More Science Week fun in the playground at lunchtime. Today, we made a drawing dance. We drew a stick figure on a porcelain plate using a whiteboard marketer, then poured water on it. The drawing began to ‘dance’ and finally lifted off the plate and floated on the water. Usually, a teacher’s heart sinks when […]Read More Can you make a drawing dance?
We kicked off Science Week with a demonstration of the power of polymers. We took a plastic bag filled with water and a bunch of sharpened pencils into the playground and predicted what would happen if the pencils were pushed through the bag. We found that even if you pushed the pencil right through, the […]Read More Science or magic? Polymers and pencils
For science week in year 2 we have been focusing on the vital role that earthworms play in ensuring we all have enough food to eat. Year 2 found out that there are 27 species of earthworm in the UK! They keep soil alive by forming tunnels to bring oxygen and moisture to the soil […]Read More Super worms for science week- year 2.