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7. Science Week

How Do I Take Part?

Step 1- Find the plans and resources on the school website. (You have already done this!)

Step 2: Select an activity from the list below.

Step 3- Follow the link, watch the video, and/or read the instructions.

Step 4- Complete the scientific activity with the support and guidance of an adult.

Step 5- Record how many ‘Science Week Electrons’ you have earned.

 

2 Electron Activities:

Each time you complete one of these activities, you can add 2 ‘Science Week Electrons’ to your total. Instructions for each activity can be found using the following link or in the documents attached to the bottom of this page.

https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/elibrary/resource/25416/do-try-home#&gid=undefined&pid=2

  • Alka-Seltzer Rocket
  • Magic Balloon
  • The Forceful Comb
  • Straw gun
  • Making a Moving Foil Boat

 

3 Electron Activities:

Each time you complete one of these activities, you can add 3 ‘Science Week Electrons’ to your total. A video and instructions for each activity can be found by following the relevant links. Instructions for each activity are attached to the bottom of this page.

  • Rubber Band Cannons

https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental/rubber-band-cannons

  • Musical Coat Hangers

https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental/musical-coat-hangers

  • Homemade Parachutes

https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental/homemade-parachutes

  • Fizzy Cubes

https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental/fizzy-cubes

 

4 Electron Activities:

Each time you complete one of the BIG QUESTIONS, you can add 4 ‘Science Week Electrons’ to your total.

  • BIG Question (A) – Can light pass through materials? How much light comes through each one?
  • BIG Question (B) – What happens if you mix salt with water and try to freeze it? What about sugar? Baking soda?
  • BIG Question (C) – Can you use a drinking straw to make a musical instrument? What different sounds can you make? How are these sounds made?

 

5 Electron Activities:

Watch the video of Mr M modelling how to complete a ‘Fair Test’.

 

 

If you can complete your own fair test, you can add 5 ‘Science Week Electrons’ to your total. Here are some possible questions to investigate:

  • Does the height at which you drop the ball affect how high it bounces?
  • Does the size of ball affect how high it bounces?
  • Does the material the ball is made from affect how high it bounces?
  • Does the surface it bounces on affect how high a ball bounces?

 

How do I get my certificate?

Don’t forget to count up how many ‘Science Week Electrons’ you have earned in total. Send this information to Mr Mackinnon: beech@st-barnabas.kent.sch.uk and we will organise your Stay at Home Science Week Certificate.

The closing date for entries is Tuesday 2nd June.

 

EXTRA CHALLENGE:

How do you think Mr M is going to use the number of electrons you have earned to work out which certificate you get? Can you predict which certificate you will receive before it even arrives.

CLUE: Mr Mackinnon is going to use a tool called the Periodic Table to help him.