This half term, Year 4 had the chance to take part in the BBC science project 'Terrific Scientific'.
This project is currently investigating how we taste foods and what affects which foods we like and dislike. For our investigation, we wanted to find out how many of us were super-tasters, tasters and non tasters.
We used blue food colouring to dye the fungiform papillae on our tongues. Counting these helped us to work out the number of taste buds each of us had. There were lots of tasters and super-tasters in our classes but Miss Radford was a non-taster!
Check out the photos below and visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z9psgdm to find out more about Terrific Scientific!
Festival of Science and Curiosity - Monday 8th February 2016
Following on from a visit to the Pupil Parliament, 2 of our Year 6 children, Janaide Baugh and Aisha Rashid, set about planning activities to raise awareness for the above event. It was launched with an assembly to KS1, whereby they explained what they did at the Pupil Parliament and also highlighted that they would be planning an exciting Science morning for all in Year 2. The assembly had an explosive ending as the children made colourful fountains of fizzy pop.
The focus for the Festival of Science and Curiosity was the 5 Senses. Janaide and Aisha met with our Science Lead, Mrs Marks and discussed possibilities for the event.
The morning was a super success, with all the Year 2 children participating in activities that focused on all 5 of their senses. There was optical illusions, blindfold tasting, feely bags, guitar and drum playing, lots of tasting opportunities and booklets for the children to help focus their thoughts and encourage discussion.
A big thank you goes out to Janaide and Aisha along with all the Year 2 staff who helped ensure that the morning was a huge success.
Welcome to our Science Page
Here you can see all the fantastic things the children at Forest Fields do in their science work. We asked the children what they enjoyed about science and they said they loved doing practical work and solving problems.
Here are some of the problems they have been solving.
We wanted to find out what affected how quickly the hands melted.
What if we changed the temperature?
What if we changed the size?
What if we changed the shape?
We carried out an experiment to find out.