Hill of Banchory

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Winter weather scientists


The winter weather has prompted many learning and fun opportunities in Nursery this week.

We discussed where our weather comes from and we used a Pop Bottle kit to see how clouds and rain are formed.

The first experiment was to make clouds, Mrs Watt had to blow into the bottle which had warm water in it and we trapped her vapour, we then added a match which had been extinguished and was smoking. When we touched the sides of the bottle clouds formed.

Next we made rain by condensation, we put ice in the top half and boiling water in the bottom. When the steam rose and touched the cold icy walls of the top compartment the ice started to melt and “rain” dripped back down through the neck of the bottle.The children felt the hot compartment and then the cold one and we shared our learning knowing that ice is frozen water and when it touches hot it will melt.

We have really enjoyed learning in the snow with letters/ shapes being formed, names being written and the different states of water being observed.

Alexandra, Adam and Amelia all made the first letter of their name.

We also just love having fun and working together in the snow!!!!



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