Osmani’s Sensational Science week!

Our aim for Science Week was to think about the different scientific journeys that happen every day and how you can discover science through our own lives and experiences.  

We began the week with a stimulating, interactive, educational Up, Up and Away Science Show, where we learnt about Forces. Each year group conducted exciting investigations to explore, observe and test different forces and shared their findings with their peers. Parents and Carers also joined in and supported us with our investigative learning. Brilliant discoveries were made and children had a spectacular time being super scientists!

Have you ever rubbed your hands together? Are your hands warm? Rubbing hands together is one of the example of friction. Our hands become warmer due to friction generating heat.

Did you know that Sir Isaac Newton was one of the first scientists to study gravity and force? Without gravity, we would fall right off of Earth’s surface and float away! Or that gravity is the reason a ball comes back down when you throw it into the air, instead of just travelling higher and higher?


Geologists on a Rock hunt!

Year 3 Orange and Gold class visited the Soanes Centre to investigate different types of rocks and the effect of weathering, as our topic this term is Active Planet.

In the centre, we observed and classified rocks according to their characteristics. Our investigations involved making predictions, using equipment (such as magnifying glasses and pipettes) and then observing and testing different types of rocks (both man-made and natural ) within the surroundings of the centre.

  

Some of the rocks that we identified were: granite, limestone, sandstone, marble and slate. We then investigated different properties of rocks such as: permeability, impermeability and whether they were hard or soft, and the effect of weathering and erosion. Did you know that granite is an igneous rock that is extremely hard wearing and will take many decades to erode?
As a result of our trip we are now budding geologists and can not wait to learn more about fossils and rocks from around the world!

Next time when you go out, reflect about how these rocks were formed, their use and how they will erode over time!

Spiders, spiders – everywhere!

It’s Science week at Osmani Primary School – our theme this year is SPIDERS! We have been: observing, identifying, investigating and researching some amazing Spider facts and information. For example, did you know that the largest spider in the world is called the Goliath, bird eating tarantula!  And that some spiders do not spin webs!!!

So far, we have written spider poems and stories, studied the life cycle of a spider, created  information posters, designed and made spider webs and created and conducted a questionnaire (about spiders of course!) to name a few.

So please do talk to your child, to find out more about the fantastic learning that has been taking place.