This week Sixth Class had to put their engineering caps on and complete the EGG DROP CHALLENGE!!
The objective was to design a landing craft that would protect an egg from cracking or breaking from a high fall.Each student had to design, build and test their landing craft for homework.They made them using a variety of materials, such as, show boxes, pillows, plastic bags and popcorn. Many students also made parachutes and wings to help their landing craft.
We had great fun testing them and checking to see whether our eggs ‘survived’ the drop. In the end, we only broke three eggs!
Have a look at some of our EGG-CELLENT landing crafts!
How can we investigate if our Lunches contain fat? Our Hypothesis
The fat will show as a different colour. Materials
Products – Stork Margarine, dumplings, mincemeat, raisins, chicken tikka
Bananas, tomatoes, carrots, strawberries, bread and wraps Method
1. Label the brown paper with your name and food type.
2. Place a piece of food on a sheet of brown paper.
3. Fold the paper over the food.
4. Rub the food into the paper.
5. Leave the paper on the window to dry. Results
1. Stork Margarine, dumplings, mincemeat, raisins and chicken tikka left a stain
on the brown paper.
2. Bananas, tomatoes, carrots, strawberries, bread and wraps did not leave a
1. The food that left a stain contains fat – Stork Margarine, dumplings,
Mincemeat, raisins and chicken tikka.
2. The food that did not leave a stain doesn’t contain fat – Bananas, tomatoes,
carrots, strawberries, bread and wraps.
Spring showers can only mean one thing for our floors inside our homes…PUDDLES! First class put their thinking caps on today and came up with an experiment that would test which material would clean up puddles best. They made a prediction and then carried out the experiment to establish a result. Each of the children made sure to measure the water and the size of the materials carefully. It is so important that each test is fair so that the result is accurate.
Not only did first class discover whichmaterial absorbed best, they also discovered that playing with water is lots of fun!
We investigated which butter or margarine would go off first. Materials Zip lock bags Spoon Butter/Margarine (Pure homemade butter, Dairy gold butter, Dairy gold Original Flora, Low Low, Benecol, Heavenly Buttery, Stork margarine) Our Hypothesis Pure butter will go … Continue reading →
Everyone in Room 4 put their thinking caps on today as we had a competition to see who could build the tallest tower! We used spaghetti and Blu-Tac to build our towers. We worked really hard with our partners on the challenge. Tara and Josh built the tallest tower in the end. It measured 11cm tall. The next time, we would like to try and build some bridges.
We have loved doing lots of experiments this week for science week! We have been busy exploring different materials that float and sink. We predicted, tested and recorded our results. We especially loved doing the “Dancing Raisins” experiment and designing our own boats! We tested our boats by counting how many “passengers” it could hold before sinking.
For this year’s Science Exhibition we combined sensory play, maths and science into one fun activity! We each took turns to find hidden objects in a tray filled with pasta and tested them to see if they were magnetic or non-magnetic. We sorted the objects into two sets and recorded our results on a data chart. We all had great fun using the horseshoe magnet and investigating what is attracted to it. Lorchán did a fantastic job presenting our work to parents in the hall.
We had great fun in fourth class today investigating friction. We tested a variety of different surfaces to see which had the most friction. We rolled a toy car down a slope and and then measured the distance it travelled … Continue reading →
In Room 4, we have been very busy looking at how heat can change things.
We have discovered that when you make a solid hot, it usually turns into a liquid. We observed ice melting into water and we saw how jelly cubes melt into a liquid when you add hot water.
Because there are so many class birthdays in November in our class, we wondered if there was a way for us to melt our jelly cubes quickly. We decided to melt 6 big cubes of jelly and then melt 28 tiny jelly. We monitored our water temperature using a thermometer and we made sure that we used the same amount of water in each bowl. We all made our predictions, then our race began!