Hands on Science Rocket day
The following experiment demonstrated how a build-up in pressure can launch a rocket. As we pumped air through the water the pressure inside the bottle built up until the force of the air pushing on the water is enough to launch our rocket high into the sky! James
The water rushes out of the bottle in one direction whilst the bottle pushes back in the other. This results in the bottle shooting upwards. Adam
The Science bit
Space rockets work in a similar way to the bottle, but instead of squirting water they burn fuel to make a powerful jet of hot gas. The force of the gas downwards pushes the rocket upwards.
Isaac Newton worked out the three laws of motion which describe how all objects move.
The third law says:
‘for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction’
This is demonstrated by the bottle rocket.
In science this week, Aspen have been continuing their topic on rocks and soils looking at different fossils and how they are formed. We even made our own models of fossils.
3 Aspen discover rocks and soils.
In our quest to become Super Scientists Year 3 are currently learning about different types of rocks and soils, their properties and uses. We found out how different types of rock are made, where they come from and their important uses.
We even made edible soil!
There are definitely some budding geologists in Year 3.
This is no ordinary fairy tale and no ordinary small boy! He knows how to get the better of any ravenous wolf. What this wolf needs is a very special cookery lesson….
The children have been totally absorbed in using their Instructional writing skills. Feeling peckish? Fancy a change to the normal menu? We have some suggestions Look at these unique collection of recipes.
3 Aspen have been reading the book ‘I’ll take you to Mrs Cole.’
The little boy in the story thinks that Mrs Cole is mean to children and he thinks that she locks them up in her dungeon with crocodiles. If the little boy doesn’t behave for his mum, he is told that he will be taken to Mrs Cole! Mrs Cole’s house looks very scary! In reality it is very different.
In order to apply what the children had learnt last week, they wrote a description of the hectic scene from Mrs Cole’s kitchen.
Wow! we have been busy.