Science Week in Year 2 .

This week we have been super busy in Year 2 for Science Week. We have been exploring this year’s theme ‘Time’. First of all we looked at how our planet had changed overtime and how Global Warming is harming our planet. We explored how we could recycle and reuse materials instead of using landfill for rubbish. We have set up an investigation to see how long it will take for different materials to breakdown underground.
We enjoyed a visit from ‘Silly Science’ on Tuesday and on Wednesday we had a virtual lesson with a real life farmer. We found out how baby lambs and calves were fed by their mothers then moved to solid foods. We saw lots of modern farming methods and also worked out how to fix a tractor. Later that day we designed our farms of the future . Some of our designs included bee gardens to pollinate plants, tractors fueled by bio- fuels, solar panels on rooftops… every aspect of our farms considered looking after our planet.
Our favourite lesson was testing different materials for tea bags.
We made tea bags from tin foil, cotton, blue paper towel and plastic. We put 200 ml of water over each bag, for one minute and recorded the shade of tea and the amount of loose leaf’s in the water We noticed stirring the tea had an impact on the colour of the tea and the amount of leaves floating in the drink.
some of our findings surprised us!
Finally we all tried to make a sand timer that would run for exactly one minute – we noticed the size of hole and amount of sand both impacted on the time to run for our timers .

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