Human and Bird Reproduction

 

This project the way to introduce the human reproduction ( year 6), to know the parts of female and male reproductive system, to work human sexuality (differences between female and male); students are always very curious, they want to learn or ask questions about this topic so it is a way to find out and at the same time that we can create a new life, obviously not a human being, in this case birds. They learn that it’s very important to take care of the hen’s eggs, which are in the incubator. Students are responsible for looking after the eggs, turn them over twice a day and to explain to the other classes their experiment. They have to prepare a presentation and  an exhibition for Educació Infantil, CI and CM. These aspects are very important because they have to prepare a presentation for their parents about Human Reproduction and also guide them through the exhibition “A new life is here! How can we create a new life in a lab? and explain to them in English their experience, discoveries and their new knowledge.

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THE WATER CYCLE

The water cycle never stops. It has no beginning and no end. The water cycle has four steps: evaporation, condensation, precipitation and collection.

Water exists in three states: solid, liquid and gas.

We’ ve just built a small water cycle. We’ve used a big water bottle, some sand and soil, a plant and some water. The bottle needs to be covered by some plastic film.  Let`s observe what happens to the plant in a week`s time or so.

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Design and Test a Parachute

Design and Test a Parachute

Learn about air resistance while making an awesome parachute! Design one that can fall slowly to the ground before putting it to the test, making modifications as you go.

What you’ll need:

  • A plastic bag or light material
  • Scissors
  • String
  • A small object to act as the weight, a little action figure would be perfect
  • Instructions:
    1. Cut out a large square from your plastic bag or material.
    2. Trim the edges so it looks like an octagon (an eight sided shape).
    3. Cut a small whole near the edge of each side.
    4. Attach 8 pieces of string of the same length to each of the holes.
    5. Tie the pieces of string to the object you are using as a weight.
    6. Use a chair or find a high spot to drop your parachute and test how well it worked, remember that you want it to drop as slow as possible.

We start Science in a fun way

Every year we really experiment. It’s GREAT

Soap in a Microwave

It can be a bad idea to put things other than food and drink in a microwave so enjoy this amazing science experiment video knowing that you don’t have to try it yourself!  What happens when you put a bar of soap in a microwave? Something strange that’s for sure. Watch as a special brand of Ivory soap is put in a microwave and nuked for a minute or so. The soap heats up, softening, and heating the water and air inside it. The air expands inside the soap, pushing it out and making it foamy. The soap is now brittle and flaky but it is still soap, putting it in the microwave causes a physical change but there was no chemical reaction.

Let’s make some … experiments

Baking Soda & Vinegar Volcano

What you’ll need:

  • Baking Soda (make sure i t’s not baking powder)                     
  • Vinegar
  • A container to hold everything and avoid a big mess!
  • Paper towels or a cloth (just in case)

Instructions:

  1. Place some of the baking soda into your container.
  2. Pour in some of the vinegar
  3. Watch as the reaction takes place!