Juniors’ Science Day at MTGS
Juniors’ Science Day at MTGS
This term Junior classes have visited the Physics department to extend their learning on the topics of Light, Forces and Electricity.
Both Year 3 classes spent an afternoon at MTGS for a ‘light and shadows’ lesson. The girls had a great a time comparing and describing different materials and their reflectiveness. They then observed how mirrors worked and had a go at mirror writing. Finally, they learned about the reverse images created by concave surfaces such as table spoons, completing complex diagrams and labeling them with scientific vocabulary. They learned a lot and enjoyed the experience too.
Year 5 enhanced their work this term on Forces. They carried out a range of different investigations learning about simple machines and using levers, pulleys, cogs and gears. The girls also rose to the challenge to create posters about the forces at work in a machine and had lots of fun comparing the effect of pushing doors near the hinges then near the handles.
Year 6 classes enjoyed an electricity lesson where they learned the scientific symbols for components in a circuit. They constructed various challenging circuits containing bulbs and switches and observed the effect on the light of a bulb when more were added to the circuit; the girls discovered the light grew dimmer. Their challenge then was to keep the number of batteries the same but add extra bulbs without the light from each bulb dimming. After mastering a simple circuit they progressed to constructing parallel circuits and successfully completed the challenge. The session ended with a lively game of electric bingo, giving the girls the chance to show off their new scientific vocabulary and knowledge of the topic and symbols.
Year 6 – Electricity
Year 5 – Forces
Year 4 – Shadow and Light
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