On Wednesday 1 November we had our first Science Day of the year at Aycliffe Drive. The activity was based on the question: ‘Do people with the longest finger flick the furthest?’ Children were given some time to think about the different stages of their exploration before jumping into the activity which included
- How to organise the exploration? E.g. which finger? Where to do it? What to flick?
- What are the controlled variables?
- What is the independent variable?
- What and how will be measured? Standard or non-standard units
- What equipment is needed to take measurements?
- Do measurements need to be repeated and an average calculated?
- How to record data? (charts, drawings, photographs or tables etc)
- How to present a conclusion based on the evidence?
The following day we had a whole school assembly where each class showed their investigations. The children thoroughly enjoyed this day and we are looking forward to the next one!