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Our first workshop at King's College was titled 'Clever Combustion'. We learnt all about the Fire Triangle: air, fuel and heat! We partook in four different experiments. The 'burning Jelly Baby' experiment showed us how much sugar/energy was in a single Jelly Baby. One of the experiments involved spraying chemicals, including acids, into a flame to produce different colours. The penultimate activity was burning metals and powders and discussing the differences. The final experiment was burning gases in bubbles!

 

The second workshop was run by Doctor Di, a doctor in materials! She explained different materials to us, including: metals, polymers, composites, alloys and smart materials. Smart materials are materials that change but remain the same state (e.g. an object that changes colour with temperature). The rest of the session involved generating ideas around making our own Smart Materials.

Science Assembly

 

Year 6 had a fantastic time at the Bristol University Science assembly on Wednesday. The theme of the assembly was the air! We learnt an awful lot. For example, did you know that air consists of the following gases:

 

Nitrogen      78%

Oxygen       21%

Others         1%

(Others included, argon, carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen and water vapour).

 

During the assembly, we conducted many experiments around these gases. Some experiments included exploding balloons and using liquid nitrogen (-200 degrees celsius) to smash bananas and flowers!

 

Below are some photographs of the event. If you'd like to know more, then please ask a member of Sycamore Class!

Inheritance

 

Sycamore Class have been looking at Evolution and inheritance in science and we were lucky enough to have some sheep and lambs to visit us! Mr Strong brought in some different sheep and their cross-breed lambs to show us inheritance in action! It was very interesting and we all learnt a lot - look at the pictures below!

Separating Materials

 

Sycamore have been looking at separating materials this term, including sieving, dissolving, evaporating and filtering. Below is a sample of photographs taken during different investigations. After each investigation, we write about our findings and use our scientific knowledge to explain different results.

 

      

 

 

     

 

 

      

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