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WEEKLY SCIENCE CHALLENGE

This week, our science doesn't have a theme to it as I just want you to have some fun at home.  I'll be adding lots of different experiments that you'll be able to do this week or during the summer holidays so have fun working scientifically!

As I've added some musical lessons to the class page this week, I'd like you to continue your scientific learning about 'Sound' as I think the two subjects will complement each other.  Click on the images below to access the lessons. 

 

Remember, if you haven't done any of the lessons on Sound then you can scroll down and access the previously recommended lessons. 

Here are the Science Starters for this week which are shorter science investigations.

This week, I would like you to focus on 'Light and Dark' in your Science activity. I've found a lesson on BBC Bitesize that I think will help you along with some experiments that you can then try at home.

 

Click here or on the image to take the BBC Bitesize lesson on 'Light and Dark.'

 

 

 

Learn from Brian Cox about shadows in the 'Brian Cox School Experiments'. 
Click here to watch the video.

 

 

Science sparks has a range of different activities that you could try at home linked to shadows.  Click here to visit the website.

 

This video has an experiment to test whether all objects cast shadows. 
Click here to watch the video.

 

Learn more about Light and Shadow by watching this video. 
Click here.

 

 

 

This week's Science is all featured around the subject of Sound.  I'd like you to investigate what Sound is and use the different lessons featured below along with the experiment to help you get a better understanding of the Science of Sound.

 

Click on the images to take the different Sound lessons from Oak National Primary.

 

 

Since June began, the weather has been a little temperamental and it can change within a matter of minutes.  This week's science experiment is a good one to see learn about air pressure and understand about the lines that you can often see on a TV weather forecast.  Once you've made it, keep an eye on it and see if it matches with the weather outside!

As today is 'World Oceans Day', the science activities I have chosen all have a watery theme.  I've also added some powerpoints to help you learn more about World Oceans Day, the Oceans of the World and how the layers of an ocean work.

 

I have declared this week to be 'Science Week' and have 5 different challenges for you to do.  The challenges will form a ladder of points so the more challenges you do, the more points you'll get. I've looked for science experiments that use equipment you should have at home!

  • Complete 1 challenge and you'll get 2 points
  • Complete each of the challenges in order, each day and your points will double each day!

I'll post the new challenge each morning for you so make sure you've put pictures of your challenge on the blog by the end of the challenge day.

Good luck Scientists!

 

Friday's Challenge: Expanding Gases

Thursday's Challenge: Balloon Kebabs

Wednesday's Challenge: Floating Ping Pong Balls

Tuesday's Challenge: Underwater Volcano

Monday's Challenge: Changing States

This week, I'd like you to try and grow crystals!

 

 

 

 

This week I would like you to try an experiment from the Thinktank Museum website.  It's called the Bubble Snake Experiment and you don't need a lot to be able to do it.  Click here to watch the video and see if you can have a go.

 

Sink or Swim?

Science with Eggs

Spinning Science

Science with Ice

(www.science-sparks.com)

Useful Home Learning Science Links

 

Science Sparks - www.science-sparks.com

 

Fab Science - www.fabscience.co.uk

 

Daily Live Science with Maddie Moate - www.youtube.com/user/maddiemoate

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