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Monday 11th May

 

Sink and Float

 

Since our Maths challenge this week was water based we thought it would be interesting to set another challenge involving water for science! 

 

Your challenge is to find and use items or materials from your house to create something that will make an action figure or toy float in water!  This could be something like a raft or boat...it’s up to you to create something!  But you will need to think very carefully about the shape, size and weight of the things you use!  Have fun experimenting and we would love to see what you come up with!

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Sunday 3rd May 20.

 

Home Made Slushies πŸ₯€πŸ˜‹

 

We've been very lucky to have had such lovely, warm weather this last month, so this week’s Science activity will be great to enjoy outside in the sunshine β˜€οΈ 

 

Have a go at making your own slushy fruit drink by following the steps below:

 

* freeze two or more fruit juices / squashes into an ice cube tray or something similar 

* you could even add in some food colouring to make the colours a bit more interesting

* pop them in the freezer

* once they’re frozen, you can remove them from the freezer

 

There are many possibilities with this activity:

 

* Set up two or three glasses with the same number of ice cubes and place them in different places to see which melts first / last. Discuss why this might be.

*See what colours you can make by mixing the fruit juices.

*See if the ice cubes melt faster if you stir them or hold onto your glass.

 

Top Tips πŸ‘

Let the juice cubes melt a little before removing them from the ice cube tray. They will feel sticky to start with because the ice is freezing to moisture in your fingers πŸ‘

 

 

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Sunday 26th April.

 

Senses πŸ‘πŸ‘ƒπŸ‘πŸ‘…πŸ‘‚

 

To encourage your child’s awareness of their senses and how they work, try the activities listed below:

 

πŸ‘ Sight - play a game of ‘I spy’ (handy for practising letter sounds)

 

πŸ‘ Touch - hide some toys in a box or under a blanket, then challenge your child to work out what the toys are. This is a great opportunity for them to practise describing how things feel.

 

πŸ‘ƒ Smell - (this activity is my favourite πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘) put some smelly foods into cups or beakers and cover with kitchen roll or paper, with small holes poked through. Challenge your child to work out what’s inside (mints, coffee granules, orange segments, curry powder and baked beans all work well)

 

πŸ‘… Taste - Confuse the senses by adding some food colouring to drinks and see if your child can work out what they are ( such as blue food colouring in milk πŸ˜ƒ) for more daring eaters, they could try a blindfolded taste test of more familiar foods!

 

πŸ‘‚ - Hearing - Have a ‘listening minute’, where children spend a whole minute just listening to the world around them, then talk about all the sounds they could hear. Were the sounds loud or quiet? Nearby or far away? High or low? 

 

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