Thursday, 29 April 2010

3W Science Weekly Post 04/29/2010


Posted from Diigo. The rest of 3wScience group favorite links are here.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Light and Shadow

What will I know at the end of the Light and Shadow unit?
(QCA EXPECTATIONS)


children will (must should could):
  1. explain that shadows are formed when light from a source is blocked;
  2. explain that even transparent objects block some light and form shadows
  3. recognise that shadows are similar in shape to the objects forming them;
  4. describe how a shadow from the Sun changes over the course of a day;
  5. changes in shadows from the Sun over the course of a day arise from the movement of the Earth
  6. make predictions about the shadows formed by different objects or materials and
  7. make careful observations and measurements of the shadows
Projects which could address all of these objectives:
  • Research and compare materials which you should use to make a pair of sunglass lenses.  Make a short talk or presentation which summarises what you have found out.
  • Make a shadow puppet play which uses some coloured shadows to show mood or setting
  • Make a class sundial for children to use to tell the time when they are in the playground.  Prepare a brief email which can be sent to Heads of Year which explains what you have done and how to use the sundial to tell the time.
I know what these words mean:
object
light source
shadow
screen
reflect
appears
block
transparent
mirror

Saturday, 26 September 2009

The Spark Files- a fabulous read

The Spark Files is a series of books on Science. You may be thinking "Oh no! Boring Science books!" but don't worry, they're non fiction and are very amusing. If you are bored on a Saturday afternoon, but then remember you have one in your bag, good for you!

































There are loads of fun facts and experiments you might want to try. Horrible Histories, History Mysteries and a range of novels have also been written by Terry Deary.

Guest Blogger: Maisie Winter

Friday, 25 September 2009

Rockets

Have a look at this!
It's a talk, a very fast talk by a man who launches rockets for fun.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Materials

Want to know about what things are made of?

Want to know why they are used?

Look here.