STEM WEEK IN YEAR 6
We were so happy to see each other when everyone returned to school and what a week we had exploring STEM investigations and reflecting on our attributes as scientists.
We started the week by investigating the properties of glue and seeing if we could create and evaluate our own glue using different recipes. This was a messy business but we got some great results. On day 2 we collected natural materials and ground them down to create pigments for paint. We needed to wait until the end of the week for the process of evaporation to complete before testing them.
Other highlights of the week included design, testing and improving rockets. We considered the impact of air resistance and how to shape the rocket for maximum distance.
On Thursday we joined a live webinar with an Astrophysicist who showed us a fantastic model of the solar of system. He did an amazing presentation and we found out a great deal about the planets and moons in our solar system. We were very excited when one of our questions that we had submitted was chosen to be answered.
On Friday we carried out a heart dissection. This allowed us to extend our knowledge of the circulation system that we had learned about whilst learning at home and it was really interesting. When we reflected on the experience we felt we had shows the scientific attributes of curiosity and being open-minded, as some of us were a bit nervous at the beginning but found it was fascinating.
What a great week!