Rothley Church of England Primary (Academy)

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Science

 Science Ambassadors 2018 

Our 2018 Science Ambassadors - promoting the love for science, supporting the learning of science and leading science clubs!
Our 2018 Science Ambassadors - promoting the love for science, supporting the learning of science and leading science clubs!

Science club 2018

Tornado in a bottle!

Swirling the water in the bottle while pouring it out through the bottle connector causes the formation of a vortex that looks like a tornado in the bottle!

This week we made rubber-band cannons using empty Pringles tubes, drink bottles, rubber bands and pencils! We explored energy, forces and motion when testing and firing our cannons. We changed variables sch as the strength of the rubber band, the size of the tube and bottle and the firing object. It was brilliant competing against each other! Try it at home!

Skittles rainbow! We dissolved the sugar coating of the skittles using water.

Science Week - March 2018

To celebrate Science Week, KS1 and KS2 completed a carousel of fun science activities with different teachers. Experiments ranged from making lava lamps, tornadoes in a bottle, mini go-karts, making slime and even making a dinosaur swamp in KS1!

 

 

 

Rothley C of E Primary School Academy has adopted the National Curriculum for Science as outlined by the Department for Education.

Scientific knowledge and understanding is taught through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. The rich content of the Science Curriculum develops the understanding of nature and processes through different types of science enquiries which help children to answer scientific questions about the world around them.

 

Pupils are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They are supported in understanding how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes.  

 

‘Working scientifically’ is highly promoted so that pupils learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions such as observing over time; pattern seeking; identifying, classifying and grouping; comparative and fair testing ; and researching using secondary sources. Pupils are encouraged to seek answers to questions through collecting, analysing and presenting data. 

Programmes of Study