Daniel is looking for a spider with his magnifying glass.
Today we continued our STEM Fortnight learning by investigating minibeasts. We discussed the importance of minibeasts and thought about their habitats. This was very useful as we then went on a minibeast hunt. We used lots of scientific equipment, such as a magnifying glass, to search for minibeasts and we found lots hiding under the logs in the playground. We also worked at several stations drawing, researching and making minibeasts.
I found a worm. – Annie
I would like to keep this insect because it looks cute. – Alan
Today we investigated flyers. We discussed forces and made predictions about which items would fly. We then worked around 3 stations were we made different flyers and experimented with how to make thing fly more successfully. Our favourite was seeing the balloon hover in the air.
This morning we had lots of fun making bubbles and bubble wands for STEM fortnight.
We investigated different materials that bubbles could land on and we had a go at making our very own bubble wands using pipe cleaners, straws and string. We made lots of interesting shaped wands and we took them outside to put them to the test.
Today we were over the moon to be learning about changing states of materials and chemical reactions through slime. We started with glue and added food colouring and glitter of our choice. After mixing this together, we then added the magic solution which changed the mixture into slime. It took lots of tough mixing but it was worth it in the end!