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Terrific Scientific

 

Today we completed all the last measurements of our project. We looked at all the data and tried to see if there were any patterns. Everyone found that the onions had grown most on day 8. We looked at the temperatures on that day and before and it had been warmest then. We drew graphs using Excel to compare the temperature and the rate of growth. We were surprised at how much the spring onions had grown.

Making Bread

On Wednesday 25th April, while the Primary 6s were on a visit to TOTAL, the Primary 5s had fun learning about yeast and how it helps to make bread rise.

We made bread rolls and a loaf and the best thing was that we got to eat them – yum!

We also did an investigation to see how yeast produces carbon dioxide as it respires. It was fun to watch the balloons expand.

Terrific Scientific

On Monday 16th April we started our next science investigation -Grow. We are looking at how growing conditions across the UK affect how well plants grow. We prepared and measured spring onions and will be recording their growth over 2 weeks. At the end of the two weeks we will calculate the growth rate and upload data onto the University website.

Terrific Scientific

Yesterday we looked at all the data that we had measured and collected and made a graph on the board to see what the range of foot flexibility was in our class.  In the past our ancestors were tree dwelling and would have had a foot flexibility of less than 0.5, similar to most primates today. Our feet were all between 0.75 and 0.95, showing that our feet have evolved and adapted to our environments.

Terrific Scientific

Feet investigation!

On Thursday we started our next Terrific Scientific investigation

We all know our feet are important. But does where we live and the terrain we walk on affect our foot flexibility? That’s what we’re going to be discovering in this investigation!

We’ll develop our investigative skills and gather evidence through doing things and taking note of what happens.

The evidence we collect will be sent to the University of Kent so they can use it in their scientific research.

The measuring was quite challenging, but we have almost finished and then our results will be on the interactive map.