Class 5 during science week have been experimenting to find out what keeps animals warm. We created and took part in an experiment. We simulated different types of animal skins. We dipped our hands covered in different materials into iced water to see how long it would take to feel the cold. First we tried our bare skin. then to simulate animal skin we put two rubber gloves on. To simulate fur we blow the outside glove up and sealed the layer of air and finally to simulate blubber we smeared a layer of lard between our two gloves.
Have a look at the videos below showing each stage of the experiment.
Class 5 have been taking part in Science week this week. We have looked at different fields of Science and have taken part in some experiments. We have looked in detail at the biology and characteristics of animal groupings. We have determined how animals are classified and created a flow chart to help us determine the animals classification. We then used this idea to help create a flow chart for everyone on our table to find our own unique classifications.
We have also looked at a tiny piece of sports science. We decided to find out if a lower resting heart rate made people faster or fitter. We made our prediction at the beginning then recorded our resting heartrate in bpm. We then ran 5 laps of the playground and created a scatter graph to show the results.
We have also looked at computer science and investigated how animation are created. We used the ipad to create our own animations.
This week class 5 visited Yorkshire Wildlife Park. We had an amazing time we saw lots of different animals and even got to pet some wallabies. We completed a workshop on polar bears for our topic and learnt lots of amazing facts before we spent a lot of time seeing the polar bears playing in their enclosures.
Class 5 have been working on composing their own pieces of music. They have been looking at my heart will go on and the arrangement of the song. They used the xylophone to play along with the music before composing our own.