Melting Madness

More exciting science experiments this week!

Year 2 looked at fair testing this time - does every shape of ice cube take the same amount of time to melt?

The majority of children predicted that the smallest ice cube would melt the fastest. We put the ice in a sunny spot on the playground and the children decided which four ice cubes would melt the fastest. They were almost there, they just got caught out by the long finger of ice that melted quite quickly. 

 

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Colourful Mould

What happens to food when it is left on the window ledge all week?

That is what Year 2 have been finding out this week. Each group prepared a container that included a piece of bread, pear, carrot and grated cheese. We wrote our predicitions then recorded daily observations of what we could see and smell. There was a noticeable odour by the end of the second day and we were beginning to see some interesting colours. When we checked today we had pink bacteria, yellow, green and white mould!

 

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