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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Scientific Skylarks 

Grandma Bell had a problem…her cat kept jumping on her dining table and knocking over her water. She was worried that the liquid would ruin the table if it was left for too long. Unfortunately, Morrisons had soooo many choices of paper towel that she just didn’t know which to choose. She asked for my …

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Fantastic Mini-beasts and Where to Find Them.

A wet and windy Key Stage One playground should do the trick. Have a peek at the curious, squirming creatures below.

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Sweet Science!

Using Skittles and Jelly Worms, Kingfisher Class carried out some experiments to show how diffusion and osmosis are used to carry water and nutrients around the body.

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Year 5, budding surgeons of the future!

Today, Year 5 were able to take part in a fantastic Science lesson where they were given the opportunity to dissect a pig’s heart and lungs. The children were really brave and had a go. A huge thank you to Mrs Bowman for coming in and helping with her expert skills. If you’re particularly squeamish, …

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Year 6 cut straight to the heart of the matter!

Year 6 were very interested to have the chance to closely observe the dissection of a pig’s heart and lung. An impressively large number of students were able to touch it (with gloves on), and some students had to leave the room.  Thanks  again to Mrs Bowman for giving up her time and sharing her …

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Mad Science!

We had a visit today from Dangerous Dunc of ‘Mad Science’ fame! KS1 and KS2 had a fabulous assembly looking at all types of ENERGY!   If you would like to join the Mad Science Club, see the information coming home in bookbags this week.

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Eagles assembly and STEM theme week

Eagles have had an extremely busy week preparing for their assembly and carrying out lots of science activities. I am sure you will agree that all the children performed brilliantly in our assembly and really showed of just how proud they are of their work. To finish off our theme week, we took to the …

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The Great Science Share for Schools 2019 – Leeds Satellite Event

On Tuesday 18th June, Tranmere Park hosted the Leeds Satellite event for the Great Science Share for Schools 2019. We welcomed pupils from Guiseley Primary, Queensway, Rawdon Littlemoor, Beeston Primary and Greenmount Primary. The children took on the role of science communicators, sharing their science learning with each other and instructing their peers on how …

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Woodpecker STEM Week – To Infinity and Beyond!

Woodpecker scientists have been focusing on two fields of research this week – rocket technology and the human body! They have investigated and developed the next rocket ship to launch into space (using drinking straws and scrap paper) and also investigated the effect of exercise on the human body – specifically lung capacity! Here they …

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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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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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