Have you ever wondered which animals are mammals but can lay eggs? How light is used to create patterns in shadows? Or how many of the devices we use in our daily lives were invented as a result of an accident?
Learners at Thomas Bewick Campus took part in a creative Science week at the end of October. Each class studied a different scientific topic and were encouraged to use their investigating skills across the curriculum.
The children in KS1 were fascinated about animals, including humans, and understanding the different parts of the anatomy.
In Year 3, children learnt about light and shadow; recognising this is formed when light sources are blocked by shadow puppets and looking at patterns in the way that shadows change in size.
Year 4 children enjoyed using their class reader, ‘The Story of Snow – The Science of Winter’s Wonder,’ and ‘Snowflake Bentley’ to inspire their work on states of matter, writing a letter from the sky.
In KS2, children were fascinated at how many of our modern-day inventions, such as the microwave, were invented almost accidentally! They were also keen to see how a microwave could be used to calculate the speed of light.
The children became journalists and enjoyed researching scientific topics for publication in print and online.