We bounced different shaped/sized/material balls to see which ones bounce the best. We wanted to see if the pressure of the bounce effects the shape of the ball.
We conducted an experiment using observation to see what would happen to skittles when they are put in water, We made predictions about what we think would happen and we discussed what it means by a 'fair test'. We then split into 4 groups - 2 with warm water and 2 with cold water. We were surprised to find out that the cold water was actually quicker at releasing the colours than the warm!
As a class, we created food chains to show how energy is transferred. We spoke about how the sun gives its energy to a producer (a plant) through photosynthesis, which then passes its energy onto a consumer and so on, until the living thing at the end of the food chain has obtained all of the energy.
In pairs, we created food chains using pictures of living things and drew arrows on whiteboards to show the direction of the energy transfer.
As part of our 'Living things and their habitats' topic, we went on a mini-beast hunt to discover what we could find in micro-habitats around the school grounds. We recorded our findings on a tally chart, then converted this into a bar chart and answered investigation questions.
In groups, we sorted animals into different habitats. We discussed what the animals would need in order to survive in these habitats and how they have adapted in order to cope in certain weather conditions.