Around 36 Year 5 pupils from Alcester had a busy day taking part in the Primary Science of Music Challenge. This comprised every pupil helping with demonstrations about sound and vibrations, calculating the length needed and making thongophones, working out the volume of a wine glass and playing a piece of music as a team, preparing PowerPoint slides about what they had learnt and finally giving an interactive show about the Science of Music to their parents and Year 6's.
Monday, 16 July 2012
Forces can be fun! That was the conclusion after Y6 audience participation in demonstrations of how forces have direction and size (opening a syrup tin with a hammer), how they can effect objects (28 young Andy Murreys!), Newtons three laws of motion (including hovering ping-pong balls and paperclips – N1, accelerating balloons and eggs – N2, a pop-pop boat, bed springs – N3. Each child also took part in the balancing a Helium balloon practical, the rocket balloon race and firing water rockets over the school field!
Four Science teachers at Al Hijrah school, who will be teaching the whole of Edexcel’s IGCSE, enjoyed trying out over 25 practicals about Electricity, Electrostatics and Electromagnetism in a half-day CPD session. We also discussed, and demonstrated how to use, different models for teaching and learning about electrical circuits.
Sunday, 8 July 2012
A fantastic topic to end the two weeks on! Really interesting and fun. Laura Balding.
Sad to be leaving! Stephen Parkes.
I now feel a lot more comfortable about teaching forces and motion to a class and making it enjoyable. Darcie Tyler-Henley.