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Science

 

 

Dr. G Osborne 
Science Subject Leader

Science Club and Our Ambassadors

Children at Almond Hill are encouraged to enjoy science! Mrs. Osborne and Miss. Porter run a science club after school where children participate in fun experiments which they thoroughly enjoy.

We will be relaunching our Science Ambassador role this year!

What other materials stick?

Static Electricity

Growing Salt Crystals

Upcoming Events

 

 11th-20th March 2022
British Science Week is a 10-day programme of thousands of events running throughout the whole of the UK with the aim of celebrating science, engineering, technology and maths.

For photos, please visit our gallery.

 


Science in The News

Belgian-British teenage pilot Zara Rutherford, aboard her a Shark ultralight, reacts after landing back at the end of her solo round-the-world trip in her Belgian home town of Kortrijk on January 20, 2022. - Rutherford becomes the youngest woman to fly solo round-the-world after a 52-country, five-continent flight. (Photo by JOHN THYS / AFP)
Zara Rutherford

Teen pilot lands world record
Zara Rutherford, 19, has become the youngest woman to fly solo around the world, completing a 52,000km journey with stops in almost 30 countries

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Tim Peake

Ask an Astronaut
On 15 December, British astronaut, Tim Peake, left Earth to spend 173 days on the International Space Station. Follow the link to find out more! www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize


Experiment Ideas

Have a look at some of the experiment ideas below. We would love to see any that you try at home. Please send them to Mrs. Osborne using the year 6 email box (year6@almondhill.herts.sch.uk) With your parent’s permission, we may even feature them in our newsletter! Remember to speak to your adults at home if you are using scissors or other resources.

The experiments are also available to download (and print) at the bottom of the page. 

Paper Spinners

Salty Science

Crazy Balloon and Rocket Launch

Jumping Leaves

Profile of a Scientist

There have been some fantastic science discoveries over the years and even more recently with the COVID vaccination that was developed here in England!  Do you have what it takes to be the next big scientist? Have a read below about some of the world’s famous scientists.

Research Champions : Child friendly stories of real scientists and their amazing discoveries.


Inspirational Women in Science
 

  Marie Curie
 Amelia Earhart

From Marie Curie, the first women to win a Nobel Prize, to Amelia Earhart, the first person ever to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean there have been some fantastic scientific discoveries made by women. Follow the links below to find out more!

https://www.science-sparks.com/category/inspirational-women-in-science/

Famous Scientists - Science Experiments for Kids (science-sparks.com)

Smashing Stereotypes

'What do you imagine when you’re asked what a scientist looks like? Are you picturing lab coats, goggles and conical flasks? How about the person? Are they a White man with grey hair, who resembles Albert Einstein?

If that’s who you pictured – you aren’t alone. But it’s something that we want to change!'

Click the link below to read some inspirational stories from scientists that are 'smashing stereotypes'

www.britishscienceweek.org/smashing-stereotypes/


Curriculum

You can view information about our curriculum and our medium and long term plans on the learning pages of our website.

Year 3

  • Forces and Magnets
  • Rocks
  • Animals, Including Humans
  • Plants
  • Light

Year 4

  • Sound
  • Electricity
  • States of Matter
  • Animals, Including Humans
  • Living Things and their Habitats

Year 5

  • Space
  • Forces
  • Materials
  • Living Things and Their Habitats
  • Animals Including Humans

Year 6

  • Evolution and Inheritance
  • Living Things and Their Habitats
  • Animals Including Humans
  • Light
  • Electricity

Visit BBC Bitesize for activities and resources to support learning: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q