Science Week - 'Our Diverse Planet'
In Foundation Class for Science Week, with the theme has being ‘Our Diverse Planet’, we have done many different investigations looking at how diverse we are as people. Including looking at all the people we know and looking at the similarities and differences and we made paperchain people of these people to show this. We then looked at our fingerprints to see how they are different and how the police use this information to catch criminals.
We then moved onto to diverse animals. We looked at how some animals use camouflage to hide from their predators. We followed on the animal theme with a talk from Dr Caroline Palmer, a marine biologist, about coral reefs. She talked about what a coral reef is and what they do. She explained how they are ‘bleaching’ (going white) because of the warmer climate. We made our own sea creatures and placed them in the vibrant corals. We then saw the effects of the warmer climates bleaching the corals and what would happen to the sea animals if we don’t look after our planet or we don’t have scientists to do the research on how to save it.
We made brilliant bubbles while looking at the different states of liquids, solids and gases. We tried to make different sizes, shape and colour bubbles, by adding food colouring to the mixture. We then recorded the results by drawing them. We then looked at gloop, it appears to be a solid but then turns to a liquid. We loved playing with this.
Our First Muddy Day
The children had great fun exploring our Muddy Day area. There was lots of jumping in the stream and we found lots of acorns for our Autumn investigation area.
World Book Day
The children brought in a Storybox or paper plate scenes from a story of their choice. We had such a lovely time learning about different stories and even managed to read 10 books as a class today! We thought their creations were amazing and wanted to share with you all. Well done everyone!