We have had a superb “Science Week!” Our experiments and investigations have all been inspired by the explorations of Charles Darwin.
We began the week planning a voyage of discovery with, to quote Charles Darwin, “curious minds” to Alaska. Lots of research, tabling results and costings revealed it would take us at least thirty eight hours by taxi, train, aeroplane and finally a ship to get to Banks Island just off Alaska.
The children also drew and listed clothing, equipment and food they would need. Jack, Shayne and Mia presented some super drawings.
The children have completed graphs to presented data, here is Esme’s for which she will receive the “Golden Certificate” this week. Well done.
Other investigations have included finding out which scarf would be the best for the Alaskan weather and which material would make the best shelter. Our Darwinian experiments have included: a kitchen experiment, a bad smell experiment, a big bang experiment, making a cloud and changing the colour of flowers. The children should be able to explain what they have done for each one.
Next week we will complete our science by studying the animals, birds and fish from Alaska and how they survive in such a harsh environment.
If you have time please watch “The Polar Bear and Her Cub” on Sunday evening at 7pm on BBC2.
Have a super weekend: I believe the mini-beast from the East will be making an appearance… at least the children should know how to keep warm in the snowy conditions, lets hope they are not as bad as the Arctic! Enjoy, Mrs.P.x