Soluble vs Insoluble

P7b have been learning about substances which are soluble or insoluble.  We carried out experiments to test if certain solids would dissolve in water.  We kept the conditions and method the same to ensure a fair test.  Next we are going to look at variables which may affect the rate which a solid dissolves.

Who tried to poison Paddington?

P6b had a great morning investigating a crime scene! They were called in to investigate 4 suspects who may have tried to poison poor Paddington Bear. This involved a number of experiments in which they had to separate mixtures and conduct chemical reactions. Thankfully their skills in fingerprinting, chromatography, and using UV light helped them to narrow down their search. With the help of PC Grant and considering the suspects’ motives, they were able to identify the guilty suspect – Mr Trunchbull!

 

Kilauea Volcano

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.”

P5a Life Cycle of a Plant

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.

 

Animal Communication Research

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

Science Presentations

Primary 5a have worked very hard to produce an information poster all about an animal of their choice. Today the boys and girls put their talking and listening skills to the test by presenting their work to the rest of the class. Everyone did a fantastic job and should be very proud of themselves. Well done p5a!

Take a look at some of our posters and presentations in action…