Spot the Difference – Science in 1/2

Spot the Difference – Science in 1/2

This term, in our integrated unit Spot the Difference, the 1/2’s are learning all about the ways in which heating and cooling can impact on or change different substances.

We will be learning about the properties of different objects, and exploring how these properties change when we change the object.

This week, students investigated what happens to an ice cube when it’s exposed to heat.

Students first came up with different ways they could melt the ice cubes. They then worked in teams to make predictions about which methods would melt the ice cubes the fastest, and which would melt them the slowest.

After recording their predictions, the teams decided which member would test which method. Students got into groups to test each method.

Students recorded their results and at the end, groups discussed whether their predictions were accurate, and possible reasons for their results.

We had a lot of fun doing our melting ice experiment, even though the ice was very cold!

 

outside in sunM

These students tested the method of putting the ice cubes outside in the sun.

 

in handsM

These students tested the method of holding the ice cubes in their hands.

 

in cool waterM

These students tested the method of putting the ice cubes into cool water.

 

on tonguesM

These students tested the method of putting the ice cubes on their tongues!

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