In P7 we have been doing science. We have been focusing on forces. The first force we focused on was friction.
FRICTION We did an experiment to see which shoe had the most grip on a table top. It turned out that trainers were the best shoe for the surface. The next week we learned how you can use balloons to look at static electricity.
STATIC ELECTRICITY We rubbed the balloons against our jumpers and did a series of experiments with the balloons like seeing how static electricity can affect salt and pepper. Then we discussed our results.
GRAVITY Then we looked at gravity by dropping different shaped, weighted and sized balls down from the top of the stairs and seeing which hit the ground first. We found out that size and weight do not matter but shape does.
We are enjoying out science project and we are looking forward to next week’s experiment.
By Kara and Morven
We have been enjoying the hot weather by going outside for science.
We put plastic bags around branches with leaves and waited for the condensation to build up over lunch. Some of us got lots of water at the bottom of their bags and some others didn’t do so well!
We also tried to make dirty water become a bit cleaner. We were given a bottle and a pair of scissors and we were allowed to use any other natural resources around the wild life garden. Once again some people did well with purifying the water and some didn’t.
We then were given boxes and we had to pour the muddy water into it. We put a plastic cup at the bottom of the box and then put cling film over the top. We got a stone and put it on top of the cling film. We waited until after lunch and then went back to see what had happened. The water had risen to the cling film forming condensation and then the drops of water fell into the cup giving us a nice glass of water.
We enjoyed the activities and found them very interesting.