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Science

Although we have not been in school, we have continued to learn about Science as part of our remote learning.  We have explored living things, finding out more detail about vertebrates and invertebrates. We created our own mythical creatures incorporating features from different vertebrate groups. We also learned how to classify animals and plants using a branching key.  

Investigating how light travels and how we see things

 

We worked together in small groups to investigate and represent the amount of sugar to be found in different drinks.   We used the weighing skills to carefully measure out the grams of sugar to be found in each product.  Some of the findings were quite surprising.  We were surprised to find out that there was a lot of sugar in an Innocent Smoothie and Capri Sun.  

We have been finding out about the effect cigarettes and alcohol might have on our body.  We carried out a diamond ranking to try and decide which was the worst negative aspect of smoking.
Beech class had a very practical  (and messy) Science lesson building their own working model of the circulatory system.  They had to think about how they could get their 'heart' to pump the blood around their double loop system using tubing to represent their veins, arteries and capillaries. 
Fair testing to investigate what happens to our pulse rate after we have done a headstand.  
Today Beech class took part in pattern seeking in Science.  First of all, we had to match up the mammal to the correct rate that their heart beats every minute. This was quite a challenge.  Then we had to look for any patterns or relationships between the two columns.  We discovered that the larger the mammal, the slower the heart BPM.  We began to think about a scientific reason for this relationship.
We learned about the different components found in our blood by making our own blood smoothies.  We used yellow food colouring and water to represent the plasma, cheerios dyed red to represent the red blood cells, mini marshmallows to represent the white blood cells and finally strawberry laces to represent the sticky platelets.  We weren't so keen on the smell it created when mixed together, but it helped us to remember lots of important facts about our blood.  
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