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! The next Science Day will be on Thursday 7 February and there will also be a Science theatre production on Monday 26 March.

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