A nice cup of tea…

Year 5 spent last Tuesday afternoon thinking about the scientific processes involved in making a cup of tea. They thought about changes of state, the structures of types of mixture, the properties of particular materials like milk and processes such as dissolving. They wrote about the order of the process, included their observations and explained their findings using scientific terminology. Most of them enjoyed drinking their investigation too!

 

Messy materials

Year 5 have been exploring the properties of the three states of matter; solids, liquids and gases. In forest school, the class investigated a non-Newtonian fluid, so called because the material does not behave in way predicted by the scientist Sir Isaac Newton. The children mixed cornflour and water, and tested it’s reactions to being pushed and hit. They then added natural materials to see if the reactions changed.