During Summer Term 1 we are exploring sound. We have found out about how sounds are made and explored how different instruments are designed to make sounds.
We have learnt about vibrations and how the bigger the vibration, the louder the sound and how these sounds then travel through a state of matter to reach our ears.
During Spring term our topic was all about loving things and their habitats.
We found about about the different classification of animals as well as their habitats and life processes.
As a final project we found out about ocean habitats and the different threats faced by the creatures that live there.
States of Matter
This half term we are finding out all about states of matter.
We carried out a comparative investigation to look at the weight of a gas. We explored how fizzy drinks are made and then tested three different types to find out which was the fizziest. We weighed glasses of each drink before and after shaking/stirring to find the difference in weight and therefore what had been lost as gas. We had great fun working together!
Isaac Newton realised that most liquids behave in the same way. They flow (also called viscosity) unless they are either pressurised, heated or cooled until they become a gas or a solid.
Non-Newtonian are 'strange' liquids that respond in a different way to stress.
We made our own Non-Newtonian liquid (cornflour slime) and explored how it behaved in different situations.