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We have been learning to be Scientists

Success criteria:

  • Pose an inquiry question around plants

  • Create and and write an experiment to help find out

  • Make an hypothesis                                

  • Explain the importance of fair testing                                                        

  • Make observational notes

  • Label a diagram

  • Make conclusions



My comment:Firstly we learnt about germination. I didn’t even though what this word was!! Riya said that plants couldn’t grow without soil so we did an experiment growing seeds in a bag with tissue. We did observations on this every day and drew diagrams. We watched a timelapse- youtube video, to break down all the steps in germination. In another experiment we covered the seeds with a black piece of paper to keep the sunlight out. But the beans still germinated! We then wrote an explanation about this.Next we learnt about the simallritiys  and deffrences betwean leaf shape familys by making detiled venn diagram. In our groups we learnt how to make a hypothesis,question plan and work as a group.

Kelly’s comment:

You have been a keen scientist this term Stanley. You have learnt by exploring, experimenting, observing, comparing and contrasting and by researching and asking. You can experiment every day at home and school.