Event - Science Investigation Day

30 November 2018

Reception become little Einstein’s for the day and explored colour mixing. We investigated how to make new colours, what happens when we mix two colours together and what happens when we add water to different things. We made predictions, observed changes and talked about our findings.

Year 1 used all of our senses to investigate different objects. We made lots of observations, talked about the properties of different objects and used our measuring skills when comparing size.

Year 2 became health inspectors as our topic for this half term is animals including humans. We completed an exercise course and measured our heartbeats recognising how exercise can change our heart rate. We then explored a healthy diet estimating and measuring the amount of sugar in different food types.

Year 3 became scientists. We came to school dressed in our best scientist clothes ready for the day. When we arrived in school, we received a letter from a cricket coach who wanted to recruit new players, but he asked us to carry out some investigations to help him. The investigations were fun. Once we gathered our results, we were able to write back to the cricket coach and tell him about our findings.

Year 4 had a fabulous day filled with lots of fun and exciting science activities. Firstly, we started by investigating the effects certain drinks have on our teeth. We used an egg to represent a tooth and placed it in the selection of drinks to see the effects it would have to the shell. The children then followed the features of an investigation and proposed what we would be measuring and made some excellent predictions! To further our understanding of our current science topic of ‘Animals including humans’ we created the digestive system. The children really enjoyed getting stuck in to the whole system!

Year 5 investigated changes to humans as they grow older. We were able to draw tables and collect data independently by finding different aged humans around school. We then went to the computer suite and presented our data on graphs by using excel. We wrote about what we found and used this to plan what we would like to investigate next!

Year 6 investigated who had the greatest lung capacity by having a bottle of water and placing it into a box with water. They blew down a tube to replace the water with air and this helped to calculate their lung capacity in litres. We then explored what happens to our heart rate when we exercise. We found out the more rigorous the exercise the more beats per minutes our heart was beating. IN the afternoon we creatively discussed what was a good diet and exercise. In tables the children offered their thoughts on a carol diagram, what they thought was the most important aspect of healthy living and which was the least important.

Reception carrying out investigation.
Reception conducting experiments

Reception observing changes.
Reception Mixing Colours.

Colour Mixing in Reception.
Reception as Little Einstiens.

Investigating colour mixing.
Whole class.

Year 1 using senses to explore.
Year 1 measuring each other.

Exploring more senses in Year 1.
Year 2 measured the change in our heart rate.

We completed an exercise course in Year 2.
Measuring how far we jumped.

Measuring hands.
Year 5 used equipment to gather data independently.

We gathered data from children around school Year 5.
We dressed up as scientists in Year 5.

The Scientists of Year 6.