What have you studied in science in your years at school?
These are all the topics for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.
(You may have missed a couple last year in Year 5 because of the lockdown.)
Try to remember a fact or activity for as many of them as you can and write them out as a list. Can you remember making parachutes for eggs?
e.g. Magnets – can attract or repel.
Magnets Rocks Plants Nutrition Bones Sound Groups of living things
States of matter Digestion Teeth Food chains Earth and space
Properties of materials Life cycles Forces Changes due to age in humans.
Evolution Light Electricity
Do you know what Biology, Chemistry and Physics are?
You may have heard of them as subjects at secondary school.
You may have heard of scientists who are Biologists, Chemists or Physicists.
They are the main 3 areas that most science is divided up in to.
If you were to look them up in a dictionary it will probably clarify them as :
Biologists – study living organisms and their processes.
(Finding out about living things – from bacteria to blue whales. It’s alive!)
Chemists – study composition and properties of substances including any changes.
(What things are made of and what happens if you mix them – Wha-ha-ha-ha!)
Physicists – study the physical properties and interaction of all matter and energy.
(How everything affects everything else – Pluto is not a true planet because…)
Using the definitions above of Biologists, Chemists and Physicists, can you work out which of our school topics belong to Biology, Chemistry or Physics. (Our topics can be seen above in red). You might want to just write out the topic and use a B for Biology, a C for Chemistry and a P for Physics. For example:
Magnets = P
Rocks = C or P
QUESTION: Can you prove that your body is affected by physical exercise?
When the children in class discussed this they agreed that exercise does affect or change parts of our bodies. They talked about the heart, muscles and ‘being fitter’.
This term we will be doing lessons about the heart and the circulatory system.
Over the next 5 weeks we would like you to find evidence to prove this, by running your own investigation using the skills learnt in science lessons.
In the mean time, you just need to think about the following:
You will need to: Choose an exercise you can do regularly at home.
How you can collect data by measuring and/or timing.
Can you keep this up for the whole 5 weeks.
Write up your investigation (using sheets we will give you later).
Be able to show that it was a ‘fair test’.
Your pulse is the feel of your heart beating. Get someone at home to help you find the best way of counting it. (Use 2 fingers but not your thumb).
It would be really good if you could measure your pulse in your investigation.
Don’t forget to warm-up before exercise and make sure an adult checks that what you are doing is safe