Engineering and Maths

Primary Maths  & Science

We have many other older experiments to share with you from our Science programme in 2018-2019 still on our blog - please visit and see the work of our super scientists and mathematicans. - click here

 

Marine Projects

2nd and 3rd class have been busy putting together wonderful projects on marine animals.  They researched their various projects using textbooks, library books, computers and iPads.

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Marshmallow Fun

We  had great fun constructing 2D shapes and 3D shapes using marshmallows and cocktail sticks .

Skills: experimenting, designing and making, investigating, observing, analysing

Maths, Forces, Materials and their properties

 

As part of a fun Maths class we constructed 3D and 2D shapes using cocktail sticks and mini marshmallows.  We worked on our counting and estimating skills.  The marshmallows became the corners and the sticks were the edges of our shapes.   After making our shapes we used our imagination to construct other shapes.  

 

Experiments with Magnets

We were busy today exploring with magnets.

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2nd and 3rd Class Lesson on Length

2nd 3rd Class enjoyed this hands on Maths lesson, learning about measurements. They first estimated the length and width of various objects and parts of the classroom, then using the metre stick, lollipop sticks and cubes, the found the actual measurements

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The Robot Hand is a simple  engineering activity that teaches children all about the world of robotics! With just card,  wool and straws the children  created a moving, bendable hand. This activity encourages exploration of robotics, engineering, and creative thinking, making it an ideal STEM activity.

This Robotic  Hand STEM Activity combines  designing and creating and engineering. It also  encourages students to think about how the human body functions, robotic technology in the real world, and elements of design.

STEM: A  Robotic Hand

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Experiment to investigate can you make something move by using only sound?(sound moves in waves)

 

2nd and 3rd class students love a good science experiment, and this one was no exception!

The equipment needed:

Mixing bowl, cling film, sugar, a baking tray and a wooden rolling pin.

To prepare we tightly wrapped cling film over the mixing bowl and sprinkled some sugar on top.

Each child then took turns in banging the rolling pin off the baking tray above the mixing bowl.

They were amazed to discover that the sounds waves produced by the baking tray and rolling pin, do in fact, make the sugar dance on the cling film!

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