It’s only Wednesday and we’ve already done so much this week…
On Monday afternoon we repeated our ice cube experiment because we were surprised by the results last week. We measured the temperature in the classroom, in the cupboard, in our hands and outside. We then made predictions- we said that the ice cube outside would be the last to melt, as that was the coldest place. Last week this didn’t happen; in fact when we checked outside, as soon as the classroom one had melted, there was no sign of any ice in the pot. We thought it might be because it was very light and sunny outside. So, to check we did the same experiment on Monday as it wasn’t sunny; in fact it was dull, colder and windy. Guess what … the same thing happened! We have been thinking about why this might be. At the same time we looked at the evaporation and condensing of water.
Condensing or precipitation
We made it rain in the jars.
The water evaporated much quicker outside, although the 50ml of water in each of the different containers hadn’t noticeably changed.
Finally we are trying to show transpiration from plants but this is proving very tricky. We will keep you informed.
Our work on Discussion Texts is progressing well and we are very nearly ready for our Hot Task.
On Tuesday Emily from the dogs trust came to school and led a maths based workshop, investigating the cost of keeping a dog.
This afternoon we had our forth dance lesson and had a go at Jazz. It had several similarities to the Charleston but was a little more challenging…
Also here are pictures of Molly and Nicholas’ crystal flower and Zara’s beautiful Fairy door (KS2 school meeting).