As suggested by Maciej, we made giant paper planes! It was great fun working as a team to fold our planes. Science is all about learning from mistakes. We needed stronger card for testing on such a windy day!!
We learned lots about the U.S. during our latest Skype call with 2nd Grade in Narrangansett, Rhode Island. We shared our questions with each other on Twitter so that we could prepare our answers. Here are the questions!
We found the answers very interesting. Our Skype buddies even sang us a Spanish song!
We used a trundle wheel to measure which paper aeroplane travelled the furthest distance. We recorded our results on a bar chart. See the Forces page for more!
With the creation of these wonderful comic strips that retell the story of the Apollo 13 mission, our solar system project must come to an end! It is great to see so many children taking an interest at home! Have a look at the Solar System page to read about what we learned during our project!
We interviewed Dr. Joseph Roche, an Irish scientist who is starting his training in the hope that he will go to live on Mars!
We learned about the Mars One Mission, which hopes to create a human settlement on Mars by 2013. See the 'Solar System' page for more!
We made timelines showing some important events in the history of space exploration. Click on this link to see our interactive timeline and to see if you can answer the quiz questions correctly!
See the 'Solar System' page for more.
...but what a week it was! It was filled with parachutes, rockets, hovercrafts, marble runs and the start of a very exciting solar system project. See the Solar System page for more.
We have been learning all about gravity. We made marble runs for Science Week! We knew gravity would pull the marble towards the ground, but we experimented with the paths we could force the marble to take. See the Forces pages for more photos!