Tomorrow P1 are going to the Science Centre because we are learning about space. We are also going to discover about stars and planets . We are all very excited about the trip. (Remember to bring a packed lunch in a plastic bag!)
In P4/5 we have been learning all about tsunamis and their impact. We have learnt how a tsunami occurs, where they are most likely to happen and how to create a good warning system. This is all part of our topic “Water”. We are also learning all about the water cycle in Science. Primary 4/5 have been creating a giant tsunami for their classroom wall. We’ll post a picture when we are finished!
As part of our science topic, Primary 2/3 went to the park to see which playground equipment needed to be pushed or pulled to make it work. We then brought in materials to make models of playground equipment which were able to move by being pushed or pulled. It was tricky but we got there!
Thank you to the parents and friends who came along to help with our Whole School Weed which took place yesterday morning. The pupils, staff and friends worked hard to tidy up our grounds and get rid of those pesky weeds!
We even came across a little frog living happily in a plant pot!
We have been working on building electrical circuits in science with Miss Simpson. We can now build circuits using a variety of components and can draw circuit diagrams to represent them.
We carried out an experiment where we built our own batteries out of lemons. We each had a lemon with a copper penny in it and a piece of aluminium foil in it. The penny and the foil represent electrodes of the battery and the lemon represents the electrolyte of the battery.
In batteries a chemical reaction occurs where chemical energy is converted to electrical energy. We tried to light up a bulb using 15 lemons but it did not work because enough electrical energy was not being made in the lemons to light it up.
We changed the bulb to a buzzer and it worked. The lemons had made enough electrical energy to power the buzzer!
Primary 1, 2 and 3 loved having Professor Science come to visit them to tell them all about the sun, moon and stars. We had the chance to explore gravity by catching bubbles and using marbles and feathers to see which would fall to the floor fist. We were very surprised to find out they fall at the same time after watching a slow motion video. We even got to eat donuts after discovering that the universe is in the shape of one!
If it was a full moon, we ate the lid of the cookie which showed all the cream which was the full moon.
If it was a half moon, we licked off half of the creamy bit.
Then we ate lots of the cream and left oval shapes which showed the waxing and waning crescent.
It was very exciting because at the end we got to eat full oreos!
By Lucy P3.
P6/7 have been learning about renewable and non-renewable energy. We knew that wind was a source of renewable energy as there is always going to be wind! To learn more about wind turbines, we took a trip to Whitelee Windfarm and learned all about how the wind turbines work and how they produce electricity which helps to power just under 300,000 homes in one year! That’s a lot of renewable energy.
After completing a workshop where we measured our own wind energy, we visited turbine 41 and braved the wind to feel the blades flying past us. We then visited the exhibition and played lots of activities which tested our ability to make our own wind power.
Thank you for having us. We loved our trip to Whitelee and have learned lots about wind energy.
Primary 2/3 are now currently learning about space and what travels round the earth. The subject was science included with space. We learned how the earth travels round the sun and how the earth travels round the moon. We acted it out and got given a planet, some stars, the sun, the moon and the earth. We learned this in four different groups of three. The name of the groups were moon groups.
By Zara Primary 3
I enjoyed this topic because I read a book before this topic and now I know much more about space. Zara P3
I learned that the sun doesn’t move but the earth and the moon turns around in a circle. Eilidh P2
It takes a whole year for earth to go around the sun and the moon goes around the earth. Heather P2
Rian “I have learned how sound travels in air molecules. I have also learned how sound travels faster through water and solids than through air.”
Catherine “I enjoyed doing a poster in my IDL jotter.”
We all went out to the playground with our solar eclipse viewers and watched the moon eclipse the sun. It was really fascinating to watch this happen. The last major eclipse took place in 1999 and then next one won’t happen until 2026!