All week the children at Cannon Park Primary have enjoyed taking part in National Science Week, where they have investigated and found out about our ‘Diverse World’ and become scientists!
Every year group were given some potatoes to ‘chit’ in a place of their choice, and then were given the task of planting them in an ideal spot. Each class had the same number of potatoes, and used the same soil and container to make this test fair. In July we will did them up and see which class managed to grow the heaviest crop.
Children have also been busy adopting a tree in our school grounds, and found out how to measure its height by looking through their legs. They will visit the tree throughout the year to note and observe the changes that occur. At the moment it was hard to identify the tree type without leaves, so are looking forward to seeing if their guesses were correct, as leaves sprout.
Each class also took part in a biscuit investigation to discover which biscuit was the best ‘dunker’. Year 5 concluded that the cylindrical shape of the biscuit made a better ‘dunker’ and Year 3 investigated which biscuit would be best for Mr Ward’s cup of tea.
Our Science Week concluded with a fantastic visit from Professor Bubbleworks, who carried out lots of amazing science experiments, which the children adored, and he even taught the staff a few new tricks!