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Here are P7SM conducting our 'Grow Your Own' Investigations. Linked to the World War 2 campaign to 'Grow Your Own', and 'Dig for Victory', we are carrying out an investigation to find out if compost affects the growth of vegetables. We have planted potatoes in our raised beds, and ensured the test is a' fair test' by making sure all of the other conditions for plant growth remain the same. The potatoes will receive the same amounts of water, sunlight and space in which to grow. We predict that the potatoes given the most compost will grow best, but watch this space for our finding later this year! We enjoyed deciding which resources we'd need, allocating jobs within our teams, and designing our own propaganda posters!

P7SM 'Grow Your Own' Investigation

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Brooklands Science Investigation Week 13th -17th March. P5M Made an egg float in water! The experiment is all about DENSITY! We added salt to the water which makes the water more dense than ordinary tap water- this allows the egg to float- try it at home!

Brooklands Science Investigation Week 13th -17th March.  P5M Made an egg float in water! The experiment is all about DENSITY! We added salt to the water which makes the water more dense than ordinary tap water- this allows the egg to float- try it at home! 1
Brooklands Science Investigation Week 13th -17th March.  P5M Made an egg float in water! The experiment is all about DENSITY! We added salt to the water which makes the water more dense than ordinary tap water- this allows the egg to float- try it at home! 2
Brooklands Science Investigation Week 13th -17th March.  P5M Made an egg float in water! The experiment is all about DENSITY! We added salt to the water which makes the water more dense than ordinary tap water- this allows the egg to float- try it at home! 3
Brooklands Science Investigation Week 13th -17th March.  P5M Made an egg float in water! The experiment is all about DENSITY! We added salt to the water which makes the water more dense than ordinary tap water- this allows the egg to float- try it at home! 4
Brooklands Science Investigation Week 13th -17th March.  P5M Made an egg float in water! The experiment is all about DENSITY! We added salt to the water which makes the water more dense than ordinary tap water- this allows the egg to float- try it at home! 5
Brooklands Science Investigation Week 13th -17th March.  P5M Made an egg float in water! The experiment is all about DENSITY! We added salt to the water which makes the water more dense than ordinary tap water- this allows the egg to float- try it at home! 6
Brooklands Science Investigation Week 13th -17th March.  P5M Made an egg float in water! The experiment is all about DENSITY! We added salt to the water which makes the water more dense than ordinary tap water- this allows the egg to float- try it at home! 7
Brooklands Science Investigation Week 13th -17th March.  P5M Made an egg float in water! The experiment is all about DENSITY! We added salt to the water which makes the water more dense than ordinary tap water- this allows the egg to float- try it at home! 8

Welcome to the new Brooklands Primary School World Around Us page.

What is The World Around Us?

This Area of Learning comprises the subjects of geography, history and science and technology.

Keep checking this page to see what is happening in all the claases in the subjects below.

 

 

P4 Graham Balloon Rocket Investigation

P1 McNirlan Explore Floating and Sinking

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P4 Graham pretended to be birds!

Brooklands Primary School visits the Northern Ireland Science Festival 2016

      P3 Lowham had fun testing different materials to see if they were transparent, translucent or opaque.
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P4H had a *BLAST* investigating BALLOON ROCKETS and a force called THRUST during Science Investigation Week. We looked at how ANGLE might affect the distance the balloon rocket travelled. We discovered the balloon rocket actually travelled furthest along a straight line (180° angle).  

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"ICE ON A STRING" SCIENCE EXPERIMENT!

 

P5 Mr McKee's class was tasked with the fun experiment of melting a string into ice, using salt to lower the melting point of the water for a small period of time. Here are some pictures of how they got on...

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P1 McNirlan have enjoyed learning about ice.

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P2 Ashby have been investigating objects in the classroom that float and objects that sink.
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P5C have been studying ENERGY! We designed and tested elastic band paddle boats! Some worked and some didn't but we had great fun doing it.

P5C have been studying ENERGY!  We designed and tested elastic band paddle boats! Some worked and some didn't but we had great fun doing it. 1
P5C have been studying ENERGY!  We designed and tested elastic band paddle boats! Some worked and some didn't but we had great fun doing it. 2
P5C have been studying ENERGY!  We designed and tested elastic band paddle boats! Some worked and some didn't but we had great fun doing it. 3
P5C have been studying ENERGY!  We designed and tested elastic band paddle boats! Some worked and some didn't but we had great fun doing it. 4
P.4 Freeburn have been making balloon rockets.  We attached the balloon to a straw and then tested to see if the length of straw changed how far the balloon travelled.
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P4 Graham have been making Balloon Rockets! Can you spot them whizzing past?

P1 McWilliams have been investigating Our Senses - look at our taste experiment photos !

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P1 McNirlan Tasting

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SPEEDBOAT SCIENCE EXPERIMENT!

 

P5 Mr McKee's class was tasked with the fun experiment of making their own speedboats using SURFACE TENSION!! Here are some pictures of how they got on...

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SCHOOL WEATHER PROJECT!

 

During the entire month of January our whole school took part in our weather project. Over the month, we had to measure rainfall (using a rain gauge) and temperature (using an outdoor thermometer) every school day! HERE ARE SOME PICTURES TO SHOW YOU HOW WE GOT ON!!!

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Northern Ireland Water Visit!

Northern Ireland Water Information Bus visits Brooklands Primary School P5 & P6 classes. All the pupils were taught the importance of water , where it comes from and how to preserve it.P5 McKee class about to board the NI Water bus.

FLOATING PAPERCLIP EXPERIMENT!

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As part of our science experiments, each pupil was given the task of trying to make a paperclip float. With a little help from their parents at home, here's how they got on...

 

 

HOW CAN THE PAPERCLIP FLOAT?

With a little thing scientists call SURFACE TENSION.

Basically it means that there is a sort of skin on the surface of water where the water molecules hold on tight together. If the conditions are right, they can hold tight enough to support your paper clip. The paperclip is not truly floating, it is being held up by the surface tension. Many insects, such as water striders, use this “skin” to walk across the surface of a stream.

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