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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

  • Straw gun
  • Can You Balance The Stick
  • Making a Moving Foil Boat
  • Sew an Ice Cube
  • Spot a Raw Egg from a Cooked One

 

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

  • Homemade Parachutes

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

  • Fizzy Cubes

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

  • Candle Chemistry

https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental/candle-chemistry

  • Balancing Structures

https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental/balancing-structures

 

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) – How tall are the people in your family? Is there a link between how old you are and how tall you are? Is that the same all the way through your life?
  • BIG Question (B) – Can you measure your heart rate while you are resting? How does it change if you exercise? Why is that?
  • BIG Question (C) – How is NASA finding out about Mars? How has the Corona virus made it more difficult?
  • BIG Question (D) – What is a mutation? What does that have to do with Covid -19?

 

5 Electron Activities:

Do some research on floating and sinking. The BBC Bitesize sight is a good starting point:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zc89k7h

Watch the video of Mr M modelling how to complete a ‘Fair Test’. Read Mr M’ modelled examples of a prediction, conclusion and evaluation. Look at the success criteria outlined in the ‘Scientific Writing Expectations’ document.

 

 

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

  • Does the weight on an object affect how well it floats?
  • Does the size of an object affect how well it floats?
  • Does the type of liquid affect how well an object floats?
  • Does the container the water is held in affect how well an object floats?

 

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.