Science Week 18th -22nd June 2018
Science Week on Thursday 21st June!
What happened today?
In the morning we were visited again by Haiko from Sublime Science who worked with all the children in Pine, Year 1 and Year 2. The children had a brilliant time and were amazed by Haiko and the fascinating science demonstrations they were shown.
The children learned about how sound travels and that it needs a medium like air to allow it to travel. They also found out that the longer the musical instrument, the lower the sound produced and the shorter the instrument, the higher the note.
The children watched an amazing plasma ball experiment and some brave volunteers allowed themselves to become an electrical conductor… all in the name of science of course!
A huge thank you to our marvellous PTA, who have funded the Sublime Science contribution to our week.
Year 3 and 4 watched a presentation on the solar system and space exploration, learning about what stars are, how when we look at the stars we are seeing how they used to be (because of the time it takes for their light to reach our eyes) the Apollo 11 moon landings and the future plans to visit Mars.
Year 1 really enjoyed making their slime. One child said ‘I love my slime, you can do cool stuff with it!’
The children in Y1 are also becoming keen astronomers it would seem!
Pine have been testing what floats and what sinks and have used that knowledge to make boats and they we very proud to show them off!
Thursday's Amazing Facts
Startling Space Facts
An asteroid about the size of a car enters Earth’s atmosphere roughly once a year – but it burns up before it reaches us. Phew!
Olympus Mons, the giant volcano on Mars used to be thought of as the highest point in the solar system. Now astronomers know the highest mountain is on an asteroid called Vesta.
Measuring a whopping 22km in height, it is three times as tall as Mount Everest!
Huge Human Body Fact
You lose about 4kg of skin cells every year!
Another Mighty Science Fact
Although the dinosaur Stegosaurus was over 9 metres long, its brain was only the size of a walnut!