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Energy & Environment

Have you heard people talking about “Global Warming” and “Climate Change?” The reason is that many scientists believe our earth is gradually warming up and some believe that human activities are one of the causes.

This warming is thought to happen because we are burning fossil fuels like oil, gasoline, coal and natural gas. When burned, these fuels release several gases, including a good bit of carbon dioxide (CO2).

We call these gases “greenhouse” gases because they act like a blanket around the earth that traps the sun’s heat. Without this blanket of greenhouse gases, more of the sun’s heat would escape to space, and not cause global warming.

Energy is an essential part of our daily lives. We use energy to heat and cool our homes, schools and businesses. We use energy for lights and appliances. Energy makes our vehicles go, planes fly, boats sail, and machines run.

All living things need energy too. Plants use the light from the sun to grow. Animals and people eat the plants and use the energy that was stored. Food is fuel for our bodies’ energy needs like muscle power.

We also use our own bodies to make heat energy. When you have been running or working really hard, your body produces heat energy. When you wear clothing like a jacket in the winter, it holds in that heat energy and keeps you warm.

You can study folowing this link  Energy

 

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.

     Click here to watch the Project   https://lanaspa.blogspot.com.es/

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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