Today Year 1 have taken part in Science Day! Children were encouraged to be inquisitive and ask lots of questions to solve investigations and problems.

We have researched endangered animals and created a fact file to present to the rest of the class. The children were shocked that some of the animals that they love and see at the zoo could all be extinct when they are adults. The children have tested fruits and vegetables to see which floated and sank. They created a prediction and then tested it three times to make it a fair test. After this the children were posed with the question “Does height affect how far we can jump?” We investigated this by working in pairs and measuring the distance we could jump in centimetres. We discovered that in fact the smallest children could jump the furthest. In the afternoon we explored and identified the different parts of the plant, what a plant needs to grow and we even planted in our very own wildlife garden. Our final investigation was “which material is best to make a shelter from?” We created shelters for our toys using a range of materials and we tested these by pouring water over the top of them to see which materials kept the toy the driest. Finally we ended the day with an explorify session. Which posed many different questions for a discussion about images and videos. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and they were amazing scientists!

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