NAIDOC Week - Year 1/2 Class Science
As part of our 'Safari Backyard' topic, we are exploring different animal habitats. This week we learnt about how ants communicate and work together. They emit a chemical substance for other ants to Follow their scent. We viewed some videos on how ants move and carry their food, and how honey pot ants collect their food. We saw an Aboriginal woman digging for honey ants in central Australia. These ants have specialised workers that gorge their food and their abdomens swell up. These ants have a small yellow stripe on their backs and dig deep underground tunnels. When the ants are full of nectar they hang from the ceilings of the underground chambers.
Physical Science has been the focus this term.
There seemed to be a lot of fun happening during Science lessons, and learning of course! From floating and sinking to pushing and pulling, I feel we have some young scientists in the making!
Yr 3/ 4 have explored a topic called Smooth moves and focused on how forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance. They have conducted investigations on:
Yr 5/6 class have been learning about Light this term. They have carried out many investigations through with the 5E’s of engage, explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate. They have learnt that: