Science Fair Ready

We are ready for our science fair!

We had lots of visitors and a very busy morning!

Primary 7 Science Fair- 3 Week Homework Project

 

Over the next three weeks we are undertaking a mini science project. This science project will require you to undertake a personal inquiry into something scientific that you are interested in.

First pose a research question from an area of science that you would like to find out more about.

Next you are going to try to answer your scientific question. How are you going to answer this question? You will need to undertake some research and possibly even carry out an experiment.

Please see the attached sheet for further information.

Science Mini Project

Good luck! We hope you enjoy your Science Project and we can’t wait to set up our Science Fair on Thursday 5th March!

Eventful Short Week – Creativity Challenge

P6a have been very busy this week! We had our firsr visit to Mearns Primary to begin our creativity challenge. The design brief has been set. It involves many different components. We have to design and make an outfit and accessories which has a given science focus, select music and write a script for our fashion show and produce a movie of the process! We will continue this throughout the month. Keep an eye out for photos from the the show!

Science Fair

Today we took part in the school science fair. This meant some of the class displayed their science presentations in the gym hall for P1-3 to see, we all visited P7 to see their wonderful interactive biology, chemistry and physics rooms and we then shared our displays with P7 when they visited us. We learned a lot and enjoyed sharing everything we have learned, so far, this year in science.

Science Week

We have had a really exciting week focusing on Science.

We started on Monday with some technology, making cardboard boats, made water resistant with tin foil, competing to hold the most weight.  Dasha, Charlotte, Zara, Melissa, Heather and Ruby crafted the winning boat. It held 1300g, (Ben said, “That’s 1.3kg!”). Well done!

On Wednesday our writing was related to topical science news. We read a few articles and related fact files. We worked on our note-taking skills and next week we will created a sci-fi story of our choosing, linked to our chosen article.

That wasn’t all! Also on Wednesday we visited a planatarium…in our gym hall! It was awesome. We learned lots about stars, which was really useful as we recently began our Space topic with Mrs Horne.

Thursday’s science was preparation for our Friday showcase. We picked our favourite topic from science so far this year, and I’m groups prepared a display to tell everyone about it. We made displays for electricity, rock types, the eye, the ear, chemical reactions, light, shadows and the planets.

 

On Friday we shared our knowledge and learned lots from the p7 displays which were interactive!

We had lots of fun all week!

Planetarium

Today we visited a planetarium in our gym hall. Continuing the Science Week theme of journeys we went on a journey to the moon in the past, the moon in the future, the stars, Mars and Jupiter. This was very interesting as we have recently completed research projects on a planet from our solar system. We also posed a question we were interested in, and then found the answer to share with the class.

“The pictures are quite dark because the planetarium had to be dark so you could see all the stars and planets.” Heather

“Light pollution from street lights makes it hard to see the stars so we can only see the brightest when we are outside.” Ayah

“If you go to the countryside you can see more stars.” Emily

 

Below is a picture of Jupiter.

“It is the biggest planet in the solar system. It was Steve’s favourite planet (The man who ran the planetarium) because it is interesting.” Dasha.

“It is the King of the Planets.” Heather

 

Below are pictures of Jupiter’s moons. “These were the first four to be discovered. They were discovered by Galileo Galilei.” Sonny

“He saw them first because they were the biggest.” Tom

“This shows the orbit of the four moons.” Cameron

“The big red spot is a storm that has been going on for a long time.” Adam

“”You could fit three Earth’s in it side by side.” Tom

“The red colour comes from the gases.” Max

“This is Roz the explorer that will be sent to Mars.” Abby

“It will take 6 months to get there and then it will dig down to see if there is life underneath.” Tom

“Once it gets to Mars it will stay there. It will send pictures and information back.” Emily

“It can identify life on the planet(biological matter).” Adam

 

“This is a footprint on the moon. It was made by Neil Armstrong. He was the first man to step on the moon.” Ayah

“It will have happened 50 years ago on the 20th to the 21st of July” Lewis

“When Neil Armstrong went on the moon he was joined by Buzz Aldrin.” Adam

“Michael Collins was there too but he stayed on the shuttle. Someone always stays on the rocket.” Reuben

“12 people have seen Earth while standing on the moon.” Lewis

We all enjoyed the experience.

“It felt like you were moving when you watched it” Hannah

“I liked when we saw the future moon. He said that in the future people might be able to live on the moon. It had big solar panels and garden areas.” Alasdair

“I liked the star constellations” Aaliyah

“I liked the idea of all the people visiting the moon” Irina

It was a great day!

John Muir Outdoor Project

We researched John Muir in class, creating fact files. We then chose an aspect of the outdoors to focus on as part of our project homework. We made dens, grew flowers, studied insects and trees, made rafts to sail, made bird feeders and homes for hedgehogs. We then delivered really interesting solo talks telling the class about our investigations and creations.