We have been experimenting and testing the force of water on objects by investigating things that float and sink.
To begin we collected a variety of items from around the classroom to investigate. As a class we predicted which items would sink and float in water. Next, in our groups, we took turns to test the items to see if they would sink or float. Lastly we sorted the items into two groups; sink or float and we recorded our results.
The second activity we completed was ‘Design a Boat’. Firstly we experimented with a ball of plasticine to see if it would sink or float and if changing its shape would make a difference. Then in our groups we tried to use the plasticine to design a boat that would float. If we were successful we tested our boat to see how many ‘passengers’ (dried peas) it could carry. After a few attempts some groups were successful! 🙂
The last activity we completed was an experiment called ‘Dancing Raisins’. We predicted what would happen to the raisins in water and in soda water and then observed the differences between the two types of water. We were amazed to watch the raisins begin to ‘dance’ in the soda water! Why do you think this happened?! 🙂
We had such wonderful costumes today in senior infants, well done to all the boys and girls for taking part so enthusiastically and putting in so much effort! Thanks also to the parents for their help in making sure all the children came to school dressed up. I hope you all really enjoyed it! Happy Halloween😊
As part of the Big Grow programmer we have also had the chance to plant spinach, cress and pea seeds! We are learning about how to care for and help plants to grow and observing the life cycle of a plant as our own ones grow!
This week we worked together to plant all of our seeds from Incredible Edibles! We now have such a variety of lovely fruits and vegetables growing in our garden. We sowed strawberries, potatoes, chives, lettuce, spinach and turnips. We will be busy caring for them over the coming weeks and can’t wait to watch them grow!
Today we loved experimenting with clay. We used our imaginations to make our own unique clay creations and used clay tools to add details and decorations! Next week we will paint them to add the finishing touches!