Did you manage to try out anything in the snow? We did.
Our volcano in the snow worked and we built Olaf,our Disney character. Still trying to get the bubble experiment to work.Think it is too warm outside, will try again later.
Looking forward to hearing what you have all been up to.
Well done to my stars of P5C. You were all amazing tonight and I could not be more proud of each and every one of you.
You all worked hard and rose to the challenge.
Enjoy your snow day. See you all on Thursday.
SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS/SNOW SCULPTURES
Looking for something to do in the cold weather and snow?
Creating a frozen bubble:
Find an area that is sheltered from the wind. Even the slightest breeze will carry your bubble.
Blow the bubbles high in the air so that as they float to the ground they have time to freeze.
Depending on your temperature/weather ~ it can take anywhere from a few seconds to a few moments for the bubbles to freeze and start forming crystalline patterns.
Try blowing bubbles early in the morning or in the evening. This is the colder part of the day and will help your bubbles stay frozen.
Wave your wand instead of blowing into the wand to make bubbles. The warm air from your lungs causes the bubble to take longer to freeze.
Keep trying and see how it goes!
Snow Volcano Science
A cup or plastic bottle
Food colouring (if colour is desired)
To make a snow volcano you will first need snow. Take a plastic cup and set it on the ground in the snow. Then, pile snow up and around the cup to form “the volcano”.
Once the volcano is formed add baking soda and food colouring to the cup which is now acting as the volcanoes core.Now, it is time to make it erupt! Pour in vinegar and then step back.
Or make some Disney snow sculptures for fun……….
Take a photograph to record your attempts!
Over the past week the class have continued their Health and Wellbeing investigations on heart rate. By attaching their finger to a sensor machine, built by Mr Grant, and viewing the results on a computer screen the children could see what their resting heart rate was. This sensor reading eliminates the errors that can occur when trying to take your own or another person’s pulse.
Our topic lessons saw the children working in their groups to design a logo, a company name and a poster to advertise their forthcoming short animation films. Filming shall begin this week as the scripts are now complete and the role each member shall play allocated.
Just to let you all know that the children will be going to the MacRobert Theatre on Tuesday for a dress rehearsal.
We should be back in school in time for lunch. However, there is a chance we may be late back.
Could you please make sure your child has a packed lunch on Tuesday. If they are a school dinner I will ensure we provide a packed lunch for them.
This week we did some research about different Viking people and jobs. We worked very well in our research groups and completed factfiles and a character profile for each group.
What did a Viking Trader do?
Finding out about Viking Warriors. Exciting!
Viking Children had a different life to we do.
What can we find out about Viking Gods?
Learning about the job of a Viking Blacksmith.
Where did the Viking Explorers go?
Learning about Viking Women.
We painted, decorated and finished our models with moving mouths.
Just a wee reminder to let you know our Think Dance performance is on Tuesday 27th February at the MacRobert Theatre.
The children have to be at the MacRobert for 6.30pm where they will be met by a member of Active Stirling. I will also be at the theatre.
I have a parent who has 4 extra tickets for anyone who may have been too late to purchase any. Please let me know if you are interested in the tickets.
The children have been working very hard on their performance and are really looking forward to sharing it with you.