Science Experiment – Mixing water and oil

Earlier this term, 5/6A completed a science experiment. We attempted to mix water and oil together in some glass jars. We used blue food dye to ensure we could easily determine the difference between the water and oil.

We found that the water and oil do not mix together. The oil came to the top and formed a layer above the water.

After completing some research, the students discovered the water and oil do not mix because they are made up by different molecules that cannot mix with each other, which forces the oil to sit on top of the water.

Maths Investigation (down the drain) – Final Presentations

Following our grade’s maths investigation, the students published their work. They have discovered that we waste a huge amount of water from dripping taps and from leaving taps running while we are brushing our teeth.

During this investigation, students needed to record data, present data in a line graph, analyse data and used subtraction and multiplication.