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Science Club 29th November 2018 We investigated the question 'Can you move a can without touching, blowing or exerting your force on it?' This is the science behind static electricity...When you rub the balloon on your hair, invisible electrons (with a negative charge) build up on its’ surface. This is called static electricity, which means ‘non- moving electricity’. The electrons have the power to pull very light objects (with a positive charge) towards them

Year 4 Radio Adverts

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As part of our persuasive writing unit we had to plan and record adverts to promote our school. We used a variety of techniques including - questions to draw the reader in; alliteration and repetition to make sure our phrases stuck in the listener's head; hyperbole to big ourselves up and used our voices to show how enthusiastic about school we are. We hope you enjoy listening to our advert.

Year 4 getting ready for Workington Christmas Light Switch on - 1st December - come to town and see the parade

KS2 Science Club 22nd November. 'Chromotography - Think of chromatography as a race and you'll find it's much simpler than it sounds. Waiting on the starting line, you've got a mixture of chemicals in some unidentified liquid or gas, just like a load of runners all mixed up and bunched together. When a race starts, runners soon spread out because they have different abilities. When we placed our skittles the colours were the runners, the liquid was the starting whistle and the colours seperated from the solid candy.

KS2 Science Club - engineering How can we build a strong tower from fragile materials? The challenge; Create a tower using marshmallows and spaghetti. We looked at structures made from spaghetti and marshmallows, and then tried to create our own. We worked in pairs and had to pool our ideas. We had a great time

KS2 Science Club - engineering How can we build a strong tower from fragile materials? The challenge; Create a tower using marshmallows and spaghetti. We looked at structures made from spaghetti and marshmallows,  and then tried to create our own. We worked in pairs and had to pool our ideas. We had a great time 1
KS2 Science Club - engineering How can we build a strong tower from fragile materials? The challenge; Create a tower using marshmallows and spaghetti. We looked at structures made from spaghetti and marshmallows,  and then tried to create our own. We worked in pairs and had to pool our ideas. We had a great time 2
KS2 Science Club - engineering How can we build a strong tower from fragile materials? The challenge; Create a tower using marshmallows and spaghetti. We looked at structures made from spaghetti and marshmallows,  and then tried to create our own. We worked in pairs and had to pool our ideas. We had a great time 3
KS2 Science Club - engineering How can we build a strong tower from fragile materials? The challenge; Create a tower using marshmallows and spaghetti. We looked at structures made from spaghetti and marshmallows,  and then tried to create our own. We worked in pairs and had to pool our ideas. We had a great time 4
KS2 Science Club - engineering How can we build a strong tower from fragile materials? The challenge; Create a tower using marshmallows and spaghetti. We looked at structures made from spaghetti and marshmallows,  and then tried to create our own. We worked in pairs and had to pool our ideas. We had a great time 5
KS2 Science Club - engineering How can we build a strong tower from fragile materials? The challenge; Create a tower using marshmallows and spaghetti. We looked at structures made from spaghetti and marshmallows,  and then tried to create our own. We worked in pairs and had to pool our ideas. We had a great time 6
KS2 Science Club - engineering How can we build a strong tower from fragile materials? The challenge; Create a tower using marshmallows and spaghetti. We looked at structures made from spaghetti and marshmallows,  and then tried to create our own. We worked in pairs and had to pool our ideas. We had a great time 7
KS2 Science Club - engineering How can we build a strong tower from fragile materials? The challenge; Create a tower using marshmallows and spaghetti. We looked at structures made from spaghetti and marshmallows,  and then tried to create our own. We worked in pairs and had to pool our ideas. We had a great time 8
KS2 Science Club - engineering How can we build a strong tower from fragile materials? The challenge; Create a tower using marshmallows and spaghetti. We looked at structures made from spaghetti and marshmallows,  and then tried to create our own. We worked in pairs and had to pool our ideas. We had a great time 9

In KS2 Science Club we made 'Blobby Bottles' - which are a little like lava lamps.

Here's how we did it in case you feel like having a go at home.

We investigated the question- 'Does the size of tablet used make a difference to how the bubbles are created?'

 

Materials:

  • A clean plastic bottle, try to use one with smooth sides
  • water
  • Vegetable Oil (or you could use Mineral or Baby Oil instead)
  • Fizzing tablets (we used effervescent vitamin tablets)
  • Food Colouring

 

Instructions:

  1. Fill the bottle up about 1/4th (1 quarter) with water.
  2. Pour the vegetable oil in the bottle until is almost full. You may want to use a measuring cup with a spout or a funnel. You may have to wait a couple of minutes for the oil and water to separate.
  3. Add a few drops of your favourite food colouring. Watch as the colour sinks through the oil. Did your drops of colour mix with the water immediately or float in between for a few minutes?
  4. Break your fizzy tablet in half and drop part of it into the bottle. Get ready … here come the bubbly blobs!
  5. You can even get a flashlight, turn off the lights and drop in another half tablet. This time shine the flashlight through the lava lamp while the blobs are bubbling!

How it Works:

The oil floats on top of the water because it is less dense or lighter than water. The food colouring has the same density as the water so it sink through the oil and mixes with the water. When you add the tablet it sinks to the bottom then starts to dissolve. As it dissolves it makes gas, carbon dioxide. Gas or air, is lighter than water so it floats to the top. The air bubbles bring some coloured water with them to the top. When the air comes out of the coloured water blob, the water gets heavy again and sinks. It does this over and over again until the tablet is completely dissolved.

Extra Experiments:

What happens if you put the cap on after dropping the fizzy tablet in?
What if you drop a whole tablet in?
When it stops bubbling, try sprinkling some salt into your lava lamp. What happens?

Key Stage 2 Science Club - BLOBBY BOTTLES

Key Stage 2 Science Club - BLOBBY BOTTLES  1
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Key Stage 2 Science Club - BLOBBY BOTTLES  4 We poured the cooking oil in after the water
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Key Stage 2 Science Club - BLOBBY BOTTLES  10

Key Stage 2 science Club October 31st October

Year 3 and 4 Curriculum in Action October 19th 2018

Bienvenue au petit dejeuner avec ans 4 - European Language Day

Year 4 Mischief Makers We completed the library Summer Reading Challenge!

Year 4 Mischief Makers  We completed the library Summer Reading Challenge! 1
Year 4 Mischief Makers  We completed the library Summer Reading Challenge! 2

KEY STAGE 1 SCIENCE CLUB with Miss Ogram and Mrs Wilson

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