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Forces – Magnetism

We enjoyed another visit from Mr Rose on Thursday 11th May.  He spoke to us all about magnets and magnetism and the “invisible” force they use to attract certain types of metals.  We learned the word, “repel” and used the magnets to test out how this felt.  We had fun working with our partners and testing objects around the class.

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Inara slowly moves her magnet closer until her paper clip is attracted to it.
We tested lots of objects around the classroom. We were surprised at some of the results we got.

Body Works Science Workshop

We had a great time last week learning about the journey food takes through our bodies. Everyone was surprised to learn that our small intestines are 6 metres long!

Later on we had fun exploring the different exhibits on offer. We tried out a thermal camera, a memory game, a multi tasking game, a body puzzle, an X-ray activity and much, much more! One exhibit even showed you what you might look like in 10 years time if you lived an unhealthy lifestyle! It was pretty scary!

Here is a pretend stomach full of food!
We played a small intestine race. Each person had to squeeze the ball through the small intestine, acting like the muscles pushing real food through the body.

This exhibit showed what happens to your lungs if you smoke cigarettes. It was much harder to pump air into the black lung.
It was great fun using this special magnifying camera.
The multi tasking game.
This machine let us listen to different people breathing. One person had asthma and we had to guess which one it was.
The memory game involved pushing a sequence of colours in the order shiwn. A new colour was added each time it the sequence which made it it’s tricky!

Leighton and George worked as a team to put the body back together again.

Great fun was had by all with the thermal camera.
The poor person in this X-ray had barbed wire stuck in their hands! Ouch!

Forces

Today, we were glad to see Mr Rose back in class to help us learn all about Forces.  We have been learning that forces are all around us, all the time.  We have been talking about gravity and the forces that we can apply to objects to make them move and change.  We are looking forward to planning, testing and writing up our own experiment soon.