Science

Take a look at the links below to find out what children all over the school have been learning in science:

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Top Secret Visit from the Moon!

On Thursday last week, we had a top secret visit – so top secret we’re only now allowed to tell you – from the Moon and a meteorite! Colleagues from Bradford Grammar School had been entrusted by NASA to look after a sample of moon rock and a piece of meteorite from the Campo del …

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More Arctic Science in Woodpecker Class

We joined Jamie from Encounter Edu in the Arctic again this morning for our second live science lesson of the week. Today, we were looking at how animals and people keep warm in the Arctic and other cold climates. We investigated different materials and the clothing that is worn in the Arctic and then investigated …

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Puffins learn the ‘Living’ language

As part of our science topic, ‘The Art of Living’, we looked at lots of the different vocabulary that we are going to be using. We had to work as a team to match up the correct word to the correct definition. Feel free to test us on some of our words at home!

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Woodpeckers and Wrens – Live lesson from the Arctic

This morning, we joined a live linkup by Encounter Edu from the Arctic. We looked around their scientific base and the local environment and then explored the food chains and webs that occur in the Arctic region. We found out about the animals that live their, how they feed and live and the impact that …

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Doves Scientific Solutions

Doves’ own report of their learning this afternoon: In Science we have been trying to separate different materials that had been mixed together. We learnt the difference between a solution and a mixture and we tested whether we could filter them. We learnt that a mixture can be separated by using a sieve or filter …

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LAUNCHING – #ExploriFriday Competition!

To all our lovely Tranmere Families, LAUNCHING – A ‘just for fun’ competition every Friday! (until we stop!) Follow us on Twitter @tranmerepark and every Friday morning we will tweet a picture from the wonderful @ExplorifySchool science programme. It will be a picture of an everyday object, creature or thing, BUT it will be zoomed in …

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Woodpeckers – Christmas Science

We designed and created Rudolph balloons (filling them with a gas – air!) and then racing them by releasing the air from the balloon which creates a force to push the balloon along.

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Woodpeckers – States of Matter (do matter!)

The children acted out being the particles in solids, liquids and gases in science today. A few of them (as gas particles) even tried to escape out of the door! Nice try Woodpeckers! Solid: Liquid: Gas:

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Wrens are doing Science!

This afternoon we have been investigating some of the Science around climate change. We conducted the investigation below but what did we find out? Answers on a postcard!* Our question: The Method One person’s prediction: The setup And in real life: The results: *Need not actually be a postcard – a metaphorical postcard will do, …

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Woodpeckers – Help Our Habitats!

Today, Woodpecker Class explored the habitats in our school grounds to see what wildlife might live there. We started thinking about how these habitats could be in danger if there were ever any changes to the buildings and grounds of the school.

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Tomatunkhamun discovered in Red Kites

Red Kites spent the afternoon unveiling the grizzly results of their recent science experiment – mummifying a tomato! Salt and sodium bicarbonate were used to replicate  natron – a substance used to preserve ancient Egyptian bodies in preparation for mummification. Have a look at the pictures below.

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Bluebirds Taste the Rainbow!

Today, Bluebirds completed the first of our five food experiments.  We showed the children what we were going to do with some skittles and they had to make a prediction of what they thought would happen.  Some children thought that the skittles would change shape, some thought they would float, some believed that they would fizz …

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Mummy alert! Tomatoes on the loose! (in Woodpecker Class)

As the entry point to our topic, we mummified tomatoes and left them to rest for 3 weeks. It was pretty disgusting! Imagine what it would have been like with real mummies in Ancient Egypt!   

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Woodpecker Class Investigate Forces

Yesterday, Woodpecker Class planned and carried out a scientific investigation into the forces involved in moving a small toy vehicle. They considered what question they wanted to answer with their investigation, how to make it a fair test, what equipment they would need and what they thought would happen. They then carried out the investigation. …

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Red Kites – The Force Awakens

Have a look at Red Kites’ introduction to their new science topic: Forces and Magnets!

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Announcing the Science Mascot Winner….

Congratulations to Bailey in Woodpecker Class for creating the fabulous, winning Science Mascot design! His design has been turned into a digital logo so that it can be used all around school to promote the exciting science that is happening.   Look out on the Tranmere Times tomorrow for details of our next science competition!

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Bouncing off the walls! Science Day Fun

Some of our science superstars took part in a bouncy science day last Thursday. They created their own rubber bouncy balls from scratch and then investigated the properties of them.        In the afternoon they became science educators and put together presentations about their investigations. Key Stage one focused on communicating how to make …

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LKS2 – Science + Media Museum Trip (Part 1)

Today, half of LKS2 headed off on the train to the Science + Media Museum in Bradford to learn even more about ‘sound’ (with a little bit of ‘light’ learning in there too!). They got chance to explore and investigate in the Wonderlab, photographing a drop of water, exploring the Room of Mirrors, testing their hearing, investigating …

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Woodpecker Class – Science Sounds Super

Today in Woodpecker Class, we explored how sound travels by building our own ‘cup telephones’. We tested them out and then explained how the sound travelled from one cup to the other.

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Puffins Class Drop In

Thank you so much to everyone who came to our class drop in on Friday. We thoroughly enjoyed having you in our classroom and showing you everything that we have learnt about so far. We hope we also taught you lots about classification, using sweets and objects from around the classroom.  

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‘Eggcellent’ News – we are now live!

As part of latest science unit in KS1, we had eggs delivered yesterday from the fantastic company ‘Eggucation’. The eggs are currently ‘cooking’ nicely in the incubator and should start the hatching process on Thursday/Friday and be complete ready for Monday. As we don’t want to miss any of the ‘eggciting’ action, Mr Beech has …

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Taxonomists for the day

To kick off our science topic of “classification”, Kingfishers were taxonomists for the afternoon, classifying different species of animals for a zoo.

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“Healthy Heart” Workshops with Heart Research UK

Heart Research UK came in today to to deliver a workshop, on how pupils can keep their Heart Healthy. The workshop covered the heart, why it is so important, what it does and how to keep your heart healthy by eating a healthy diet, being active and not smoking. It also includes the importance of …

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UKS2 Science practical learning

In UKS2 this half term we have been investigating forces using a variety of investigations. We have weighed things, dropped things, pulled things, pushed things and squashed things. Apologies that there are not more pictures, including any of Falcons because the iPad had a moment and now we can’t retrieve them.

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Lights, camera… Action!

Last Friday, Red Kites investigated how creating a shadow at different distances from a light source can affect the size of the shadow. Meticulous, scientific skill was demonstrated as each of the groups rigorously tested their predictions. The results (cue Brian Cox’s dulcet Mancunian tones) were absolutely amazing.

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Air Resistance Investigation – Kingfisher Class

We carried out parachute experiments, ensuring a fair test, to investigate air resistance.

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Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) Update

As a school, we have drawn up some core principles for science at Tranmere. We feel that they should allow us to create an engaging and enjoyable science learning experience for all pupils throughout their Tranmere journey. We hope you agree! Core Principles

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We’re going for Gilt! (Primary Science Quality Mark)

Tranmere Park Primary School are working towards the Primary Science Quality Mark over the course of this year. In 2013 we achieved the Silver PSQM Award and this time we are going to go for the PSQM Outreach Award (which means we will need to meet the Gilt Award criteria with an extra cherry on top!) Wish …

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Woodpeckers – Deadly Dinosaur Classification

Today, Woodpecker Class looked at sorting and classifying using Liquorice Allsorts. We sorted the sweets into two groups in a number of different ways. (E.g. is it round? Does it have more than one layer?) Then we learned how to draw classification keys.                Once we had done this, …

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Spooky Switches in Circuits – Woodpeckers

Earlier this week, Woodpecker Class created ‘spooky circuits’ using their own switch mechanism. Here are some of their creations:

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