Our topic this term is States of Matter.
We will observe and learn the properties of solids, liquids and gases. We will observe how materials change state when they are heated or cooled. We will learn about evaporation and condensation in the water cycle.
25th November 2020
Explore melting ice...
Follow the link to the experiment below which you can try at home.
For a further challenge, try freezing a variety of liquids in your freezer. You could try water, honey, juice, milk, whatever you have at home. Make notes on what you notice (observe) before freezing and after freezing. Let me know what you discovered and try to explain what you have observed.
Extra challenge: read the statement below...
Hot water freezes quicker than cold water.
What do you think? Try it! What do you observe?
You will need to check your water at regular intervals -try every 10mins- otherwise you may miss something crucial. Have a go at explaining your results.
Remember to use the same amount of cold and hot water, otherwise your observations will be invalid (an it won't be a fair test).
CAUTION - ask your parents permission to do these experiments and do not use water which is hotter than hot tap water unless your parents are helping you.
For further activities see the weblink below. Some of these activities are for teachers but you will find links to videos and experiments to do.
Please have a look at the activities on the website below. You will see these are linked to our present topic. It would be great if you could have a go at some of the activities and questions. Please bring in any work you do when we return to school so that we can see how you got on. Alternatively, you can email work to us.