As part of our Topical Science we have been learning about The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. We watched the news reports and researched different volcanoes around the world on the chromebooks. We used the VR headsets to look inside some dormant volcanoes and also saw some volcanoes which were erupting.
“It was fun using the VRs rather than just looking up the pictures.”
“I thought the VR were fun because they were so realistic.”
“I thought using the VRs was good because you can look at it in a different way.”
This term Primary 5a have been learning about the life cycle of plants. We have investigated how a plant reproduces through pollination. In class we identified and labelled the reproductive parts of a plant; the anther, style, stigma, filament and ovary, discussing the role of each.
Since we have had beautiful weather this week, we decided to visit the Chestnut Garden and combine the subject areas of Science and Art to create detailed line drawings of different plants we could see. We paid special attention to the different parts involved in pollination.
Primary 5a have been learning about the Circulatory System as part of our Science topic. Today we explored the components of blood.
From making our own blood we learned that it is made up of;
- Red blood cells
- White blood cells
P5b had a great time making parachutes to investigate air resistance in the STEM room on Monday!
Today Primary 5a have been using ICT to support our research about how animals communicate. We are finding out how different animals use sound and vibration waves in order to exchange important information or warnings to one another.
Over the next three weeks we will;
- Take independent notes
- Produce labelled diagrams and illustrations
- Create a PowerPoint
- Present our findings
PRIMARY 5c ENJOYED LEARNING ABOUT FORENSIC SCIENCE IN THE NEW STEM ROOM. THANK YOU TO MONICA AND CATRIONA FROM FORTH VALLEY COLLEGE AND OUR S6 ST NINIAN’S STEM AMBASSADORS FOR LEADING AN AMAZING WORKSHOP.