Science: What makes thunder & Lightning?

Today we are going to learn what makes thunder and lightning.

To begin the session you will need to begin writing a science report by writing in the purpose of the session… I wonder how thunderstorms form?

Next you will fill in your hypothesis by writing a prediction about what makes thunder… I think…

You will then write in the materials we need:

  • A clear container
  • Warm water
  • A blue ice-block
  • Red food dye

The procedure for the session is:

  1. Fill the plastic container with 2/3 full with warm water.
  2. Let the water sit for one minute.
  3. Place a blue ice cube at one end of the container.
  4. Add three drops of red food colouring to the water at the other end of the plastic container.
  5. Watch what happens.

We will then complete our results and conclusion.

 

Science: Food Chains

Today we are going to learn about food chains. All ecosystems need food chains for the natural habitat to survive. If the food chain is broken or changed it may severely damage the ecosystem.

Click on the link below to learn more about food chains.

http://www.geography4kids.com/files/land_foodchain.html

We will now create a food chain in our science books. Your food chain must have the following:

– A producer (plant or grass)

– A primary consumer (usually a herbivore)

– A secondary consumer (usually a carnivore > sometimes there is more than one secondary consumer)

Your food chain will be a diagram that is labelled like the examples above.

Science: Day & Night

Today we are going to watch a video for science that explains why we have day and night. Watch very carefully and be ready to write a conclusion for why we have day and night.

You will now create a labelled diagram that shows how day and night exists.

 

Science: Sugar in soft drink and fruit juice

How Much Sugar is in Soda?So how much sugar is there really in that can of Coke or Pepsi you’re drinking? Probably a lot. Watch this science experiment video and see a few different ways you can find out the amount of sugar you’re drinking in your soda or fruit juice.

The answers might surprise you, luckily there’s always water as an alternative.

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/videos/experiments/sugarinsoda.html 

Science: The Digestive System

Today we are going to learn about what happens to the food we eat. When we put food into our mouths our body needs to break the food down, this happens in our digestive system.

Watch the clib below from The Magic School Bus and then we will explain in our science books what happens in our digestive system.

Science: Food Chains

Today we are going to learn about food chains. All ecosystems need food chains for the natural habitat to survive. If the food chain is broken or changed it may severely damage the ecosystem.

Click on the link below to learn more about food chains.

http://www.geography4kids.com/files/land_foodchain.html

We will now create a food chain in our science books. Your food chain must have the following:

– A producer (plant or grass)

– A primary consumer (usually a herbivore)

– A secondary consumer (usually a carnivore)