Years 5 & 6 Are Smitten with Science

In recent years the poor state of science education in some parts of the world has been a topic of much consideration and debate. It’s generally agreed that students need more – and better – science education, one which fosters imagination and inquisitiveness.

Well, Years 5 & 6 have been looking to the skies lately, working on several projects about our solar system. Have a look at some of the fantastic work that the students have completed lately.

They’ve also been studying that magical dance of atmospheric molecules and charged solar particles we know as the Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights. As part of that project, the students wrote imaginative articles describing an aurora event.

But they haven’t just been staring into space, as it were. They’ve also plumbed deep into the human body to learn about the circulatory system by way of William Harvey, the 17th century English physician who first gave a detailed and comprehensive account of something that’s pretty important to us all – the circulation of our blood.

As you can see, the kids have done some excellent work, but perhaps more importantly, they’ve had fun doing it. If you’d like to try some simple science experiments at home, here are some sites and articles that might be useful. Happy scientificating!

The Naked Scientists
Science Kids
Easy Science Experiments for Kids: Air
Easy Science Experiments for Kids: Acids and Bases
Easy Science Experiments for Kids: Water
Easy Science Experiments for Kids: Light and Sound

 

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