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Science at Priestsic
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.
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.
Year 3 went on a residential trip to Rand Farm. We learned so many things from seeing and working on the farm. As well as learning about all of the animals, we found out about different food groups for a healthy, balanced diet and we learned about plants through planting vegetables.
In Year 4, we visited Yorkshire Wildlife park to see all of the different animals they have there. We also learned all about different types of animal teeth, why they are needed and how they are used. We even got to hold a African Land Snail, a dung beetle and stroke a snake!
Through our studies of the earth sciences, we found out more about the solar system. Whilst creating the solar system, we were researched different facts about the planets. We explored gravity and carried out experiments to see how craters are formed.