World Science Week
Celebrating British Science Week – Friday 17th March 2023
We spent a fantastic day today, celebrating all things science. We re-capped why science was such an important, world changing subject, and imagined what life would be like today without all the incredible scientific discoveries that have changed our world to date!
We talked about famous scientists, how science is for EVERYONE, and that most scientists often learn from making mistakes in the first place. We have lots of curious scientists in our school, and we really hope by promoting an enthusiasm for science, both today and every day, we will encourage them to take up future careers in science.
Year 5 continued our life cycles topic by investigating the different methods used by plants to reproduce. We then had great fun with our independent research enquiry – making and presenting working models of the different methods of seed dispersal. The designs and models were unique – such clever ideas! I know our science governor, Rose Steadman, was super impressed when she chatted to the children about their ideas and processes. She was even more impressed at how confident the children were in explaining the different life processes and how methods of seed dispersal linked to this.
Whilst the research enquiry was in full flow, the children also took turns in planting their own green bean seeds. These will be monitored and nurtured by the children over the next few months, as we begin our observational enquiry. The children will hopefully be able to gather and analyse some maths data from the plants as the grow, as well as observing a plant life cycle in action.
Thank you for a wonderful science filled day children:)