We are thoroughly enjoying our inquiry into science this term. Our experiments are well underway and we have been becoming very familiar with the vocabulary associated with conducting experiments and attempting to explain the science behind each of our experiments.
Some have been more successful than others, but these are all part of our lessons learned and give us opportunities to redo experiments with some hindsight.
Today, we collected some answers from our class to the question:
Which experiment have you enjoyed the most so far?
We collected our answers on this padlet.
We are very much looking forward to conducting more experiments as the term progresses, and we cannot wait to explore more chemical and physical science.
We promise to add some pictures of us playing scientists very soon, so keep checking! 🙂
You may notice a new page at the top of our blog entitled ‘Parent Survey’.
I am trying to gather some feedback about our blog and would love for you to take some time to answer some questions on our survey.
There will be a student survey soon so students, please ask your parents kindly to complete this one.
This afternoon we carried out a ‘blobs in a bottle’ experiment.
Lots of students enjoyed this, so here is a link if you wish to do it at home.
It’s a very simple experiment, with a fascinating result! Pictures of our experiment to follow later this week.
Can you explain what process creates the blobs? Did you have a try at home? Let us know!
The Grade 1/2s loved launching our inquiry with a blast last week! We all went outside to the hill and watched as Ms Hodson and Rebecca demonstrated a water bottle rocket experiment. We were amazed as the bottle shot up into the sky! Here is a version of the experiment, which you could even try at home!
If you are interested in carrying out some investigations of your own, this website gives you some ideas and instructions on some simple science experiments.
What has been your favourite experiment so far? Are there any you wish to do again? Have you ever done a science experiment at home before?
I hope you have all had a happy, safe and relaxing holiday. It is difficult to believe that two weeks have passed already! As nice as holidays are, I am looking forward to getting back to school and back into our normal routine again. Most of all, I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s smiling faces in the morning!
I am looking forward to hearing all about your holiday adventures. Term 4 will be busy as usual, but is always a great, fun term especially with the beautiful weather making more regular appearances! (Please don’t forget your hats!)
See you all in the morning, bright eyed and bushy tailed!
Miss Sharp 🙂