Science at Priestsic
Welcome to our science page. Here is our science curriculum rationale!
At Priestsic Primary School, we teach our pupils to be curious about the world around them and develop their knowledge and understanding of important scientific ideas, processes and skills through first hand experiences and also through developing a rich knowledge.
Our Seed Race!
We carried out a scientific investigation to find out, which seeds would grow best, chick peas, popping corn, black beans or a split pea. We set up the experiment, planted the seeds and watched what happened every day. We recorded our results each week in our seed diary. We found that the chick pea won the race and the popping corn was second.
As part of our learning journey we explored the question, 'What makes us human?' We named and labelled parts of the body. We then decided to find out why animals weren't human. We went on a mini-beast hunt in the school garden drawing and labelling the things that we found. We looked at a range of animals and compared ourselves to them, saying what was the same and what was different. We identified whether animals are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores. We looked at common animals and grouped them, e.g: amphibians, reptiles, birds, insects, fish and mammals.
In our Science learning, we investigated why we couldn't float like an astronaut. We tried to float but couldn't and so we tried to make objects float. We learnt that the force of gravity mean that we couldn't float! We then decided to explore gravity further by seeing if the size or weight of the balls we were testing made a difference to how quickly they fell to the floor. We really enjoyed our investigating!
We also investigated why we have day and night. We used the equipment of torches and used balls and globes to help us explore why some of the earth is in darkness and in some countries it is day time. We explained our findings to each other and also wrote a report.