We are studying the Physical Sciences this term.
Physical Sciences refers to a number of forces that can be used on different objects. Some of these may include: to push and pull something, gravity and the forces.
Kindergarten Students – will be involved in many and varied learning experiences from – how toys move, what we can push and pull, creating a maze and what sinks and floats.
Pre Primary Students – studying how objects move and testing different objects to predict and classify them depending on their movement of spinning, rolling or bouncing. Does the size and shape change how it moves?
Year One - are going to be investigating Light and Sound. How can describe the colour of light? How does light help us to see colours? What is sound and where does it come from?
What instruments make different sounds?
Year Two – will be looking at forces. How can we move an object? What is gravity? How can wind create big waves? How to design and construct a toy boat that will float?
Year Three – are going to look at heat sources. Why do we need heat sources and how are they used? Comparing the conductivity different sources. Why does heat transfer from hot objects to cooler ones?
Year Four – studying Newton’s theory of gravity. Do magnetic fields created pass through non-magnetic fields? Explore the strength of a magnet. How do gravity and magnetic forces react from a distance? Working on a We Do 2 project about Push and Pull to construct and code a robot.
Year Five – studying light and how it travels. What is the difference between transparent, translucent and opaque? What is a periscope and how can we construct it? Working on a project about Simple Machines using the Sphero robot.
Year Six – What renewable energy resources are used to create energy? How can we construct a simple circuit? Working on a STEM project to design and create a Sustainable City using recycled materials. Studying the Collgar website and working with the Collgar Wind farm on a sustainable project.