Hi budding scientists!
We have some exciting things for you to try whilst you're at home.
Did you know our classes are named after scientists? Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking
Research each of those scientists and create a mini fact file. Here are some questions to get you started:
1. What are they famous for?
2. Where did they live?
3. When were they born?
With the permission of your grown ups, can you test different objects at home to see whether they float in water or sink?
All you need to do is to fill a sink or bowl with some water and place the objects in there one at a time. Which ones float to the top? Which ones sink to the bottom? Can you notice any similarities between the materials?
Here are some ideas you could try:
Have a look around your home and make a list of all of the appliances that are electrical.
Can you sort them into battery operated and mains operated?
If you're able to go outside in a garden or on a daily walk, see if you can make lots of shadows using the sunlight. Or, use a torch/phone light like Miss Restell and make shadows indoors. Can you use both hands to make the letters of the alphabet? Or maybe different animals? There are lots of ideas and tutorials on the internet.
At school, we looked at melting chocolate over different temperatures of water. Once it was melted, we spoke about how we could put it in the fridge and it would return back to a solid. However, not all foods are able to do that, making them an irreversible change.
Can you think of any other foods that you could melt and refreeze back to its original state? If you can, have a go at melting them and take pictures of your results!