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Science

Tell me and I will forget,

Show me and I may remember,

Involve me and I will understand.

Aristotle

 

At St. Teresa’s we believe that the best science teaching fosters and develops pupils’ curiosity in the subject whilst also helping them to fulfil their potential. For our pupils to achieve well in science, they need to acquire the necessary scientific knowledge and also be able to enjoy the experience of engaging and purposeful enquiry in order to help them answer scientific questions about the world around them.

 

The new national Curriculum 2014 states why we teach science in schools:

 

‘A high quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.’

 

We look forward to taking part in British Science Week again 6th to 15th March 2020 (check out our Blog pages nearer the time!)

 

We enjoy taking part in Mad Science after school club.

Mad Science September 2019

 

We loved it when mad science visited school at the start of term and linked it with the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020. Look at our exciting pictures....

Year 6 and Year 2's Science club photos May-July 2019

SCIENCE CLUB BLOG  

With Mrs Rawlinson , a few of the year 6’s ( Harry A , Hugo D , Tom G , Alexander B , Cecilia C and Ollie M ) and some of the year two’s .

In science club we have done lots of fun filled activities  with a pinch of science dropped in! Our first activity was  making a bubble maker by  putting a sock on the end of a bottle and dipping it in soapy water then blowing on the end. In this activity  we learnt a bit of how to make a stable structure.

Next , we experimented with pipettes, coin and  water . Here’s how we did it we put the coin on the table and used the pipettes to put the water on the coin and  observed the water form into a dome. The adventurous children were amazed with the outcome of this activity and enjoyed it as well.

Our third activity was comparing different types of gloves and  experimenting how astronauts felt when working with a space suit . We did this by trying to build with different  construction toys including knex and lego. The children learnt how difficult it is for astronauts working on the outside of the ISS.

After that we made shadow puppets out of paper. The year 2s learnt how shadows work and why they get bigger when moved closer to their light source. This was more of a fun activity on a rainy day and they enjoyed playing with them.

Finally the last activity we did (when I am writing this) was a balloon train. We made it by attaching  string to each side of the room then putting it through a straw. After that we taped an inflated balloon to it acting as its booster.  We then let it go and watched it fly across the room.

 We did many experiments and will be lots more in the last few weeks before the summer holidays.

Yours sincerely,

The year 6’s

 

Making our ballon rocket!

Making and exploring shadow puppets

Using oven gloves, gardeniong gloves, mittens, wooly gloves and plastic gloves to simulate astronauts trying to build and pick things up!

Using a pipette for water droplets on coins then colour mixing

Making snake bubbles using a plastic bottle, a sock and bubble bath!

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