Friday, 12 January 2018

Science Investigation

We like to encourage the children in their independence in Year 5. To promote this, the children were split into groups, given a scientific question and equipment that might help and left to come up with their own investigation. One group were investigating magnetism. They came up with an interesting experiment where they discovered, not only which objects where magnetic, but also how easy the materials were to attract. This group had some excellent results and accurate conclusions were formed.
The other concepts being investigated where: whether materials conduct electricity, the flexibility of materials and the transparency of materials. All of the groups came up with experiments which led to appropriate conclusions.




What was most interesting was the way each group challenged themselves. They all managed to start sensible experiments, however once they had found an original set of results, they independently pushed themselves further. For example, the group experimenting with transparency ordered their materials depending on levels of light allowed through, but also looked at the effect of multiple layers on transparency.
Well done Year 5, we were really impressed.

2 Comments:

At 12 January 2018 at 07:46 , Blogger Mrs Foster said...

Superb Science Investigations from Year 5. Well done for planning, conducting and analysing experiments to challenge yourself further.

 
At 15 January 2018 at 03:34 , Blogger Welford Primary said...

I enjoyed finding out about your science lesson in celebration assembly this morning.

 

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