Year 4 Science Week

This week has been British Science Week across the country and our theme for this year has been Time.

We have had an amazing week working on all of the STEM lessons and have all learnt so much.

The week started with an amazing assembly from Miss Jackson to introduce our theme of time and what exciting things had been planned for the school.

Our first experiment was linked to our work on the digestive system. We have been studying our teeth and how they help us but there are things we can do to help our teeth or in some cases instances damage our teeth. We set up a time investigation to see the effects that different liquids have on our teeth including; water, milk, coke, coke zero, fresh juice and energy drinks. However we would have to wait 5 days to see the effects. The children used eggs, as their shells are made of a similar material to enamel of our teeth, we then made predictions and were shocked to see the results after 5 days.

After the 5 days the children discovered that putting the eggs in water and milk helped to make the shell stronger. The energy drink and fresh juice had made the outer shell rot away and the energy drink made the shell so soft it broke immediately.

The children had a surprised visit from Professor Price a Silly Scientist. She taught us about energy transference, gravity, air flow and many more scientific discoveries.

What an amazing week we have had we have thought about and had so many discussions about the future including painting our interpretation of the year 2050.

Thank you to Miss Jackson and Mrs Isherwood for arranging all these amazing treats for us.

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