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Primary 1N Explore Melting and Freezing

Yesterday morning, Primary 1n made ice cubes for an experiment that afternoon.

In the afternoon, we spoke about the frosty weather we have had this past week. We discussed how we stay safe outside in icy conditions and the purpose of “grit”. We made predictions on what would happen if we put grit on an ice cube, and what would happen to an ice cube left alone in the classroom.

We went out for a walk near to the school and spotted some grit salt boxes. We gathered some grit for our experiment. We saw the gritter out, gritting the roads ahead of another cold night.

Back in school we carried out our experiment. The ice cubes covered in grit did in fact melt much quicker than the ice cubes left alone!

Primary 1n Floating and Sinking

We have been learning all about water. Today we were scientists, investigating ‘floating’ and ‘sinking’ through different experiments.

We made predictions on whether or not everyday classroom items would float or sink and tested them in water to see if we were right.

In pairs, we constructed our own tinfoil boats and watched to see if they would float. We even added weight on to the boats to see if they could stand up to the test! We loved being scientists for the morning. 🙂