The Nursery 1 AM class enjoyed their visit to Duthie Park to learn all about minibeasts. We made fantastic minibeast masks and hunted for real minibeasts!
The Nursery enjoyed their spring walk up the Gramps. We found lots of signs that spring has sprung!
P6/6 Science Champions
This term Primary 6/7s have been working with the Primary 1 and Primary 2 pupils teaching them the science behind experiments such as ‘Erupting Volcano’ and ‘Making a Canister Rocket.’ This is their favourite term as the pupils become the teachers.
Here were the results of our Visible Thinking ‘Tug of War’ debate on food packaging. You can see that most of us think we still need plastic food packaging even though there are big disadvantages.
Today in P3S we designed our own dissolving experiments in groups. We chose to investigate which substance dissolved the best out of sugar, pepper and salt.
Primary 1G absolutely loved their visit from the Critter Keeper today! He brought in some very interesting creatures and we learnt lots of new facts. Our favourite critter was Sonic the hedgehog – we thought he was very cute!
This week has been very exciting for P5. On Monday we went to Tullos Primary School to have a go at building a bridge. We worked together as a team and successfully managed to walk across our bridge.
Today we were visited by Edinburgh Science Festival who brought along their planetarium. We really enjoyed the opportunity to see the planets and stars up close.
On Friday we had the poisoned apple that Snow White was given in our classroom. We spoke about chemical reactions and what can happen when one occurs. Before beginning our experiment we made some predictions to discuss what we thought might happen and why. Then for the fun part, we watched to see what happened when vinegar was added to the baking powder. It was amazing to see and we all really enjoyed watching it. We had a strong smell of vinegar in our class for the rest of the afternoon but apart from that we loved learning something new.
This morning P3S went on a trip to Torry Battery. We did some dolphin watching with binoculars, we learned about the harm that litter can do to sea creatures and we also went rockpooling to see if we could find any of the creatures we have been learning about In school. We learned some fanstastic facts; for example we now know that the average dolphin measures 3.7 metres long! That’s about 3 Jamie Kellas’!
We all had a fantastic day out on our Techfest trip. We learned lots and had lots of fun while we learned. Take a look at what we got up to! Smiles all round 🙂