Welcome to Frogs’
Art - Monday 6th July
Last week you designed your model flower from things that you were able to find around your house. This week, using your design, we would like you to create your model. Remember that you just have to build your model this week. We will add colour and decorate it next week! Have fun and don’t forget to upload your photographs to Seesaw.
What happens when you put an egg in a glass of regular water?
This is a cool way to learn about density.
Salt (1 – 2 cups)
A tall drinking glass
1. Pour water into the glass until it is about half full.
2. Place an egg in the glass of water and see if it sinks or floats (it should sink).
3. Stir in lots of salt. Start with 1 tablespoon and stir it until the salt dissolves. Keep adding more salt until the egg floats.
4. Next, carefully pour more fresh water until the glass is nearly full (be careful to not disturb or mix the salty water with the plain water). If you’re very careful, you can get the egg to float between the fresh and saltwater!
How It Works:
The egg is denser than the fresh water (more molecules per square inch), this causes it to sink. When you start dissolving salt in the water, this is increasing the density (adding more molecules per square inch). Eventually the water becomes denser than the egg causing the egg to float. When you carefully add fresh water again, this fresh water is less dense than the salt water so it floats right on top!
Are there other liquids you can add to make the egg sink or float?
What else can you dissolve in the water to make the egg float?
Don’t forget to show us your videos by uploading them to Seesaw!
I know that many of you are doing brilliantly with your coding! Go to the Discovery Coding site again and login
Go to Year 5 Unit 5B and complete lesson 5. Like we do in school, watch the video for each step first, then have a go yourself – then move on to step 2, etc.
NEW BRAIN BUILDER (set on Wed 17th June)
A portal is an entrance to another space or area. In stories, portals can often appear as magical entrances that lead characters into mystical, fantastic places. In our story, ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’, the wardrobe is the portal, and it leads to Narnia.
If you could invent your own portal that you would be able to go through yourself, what would it look like? Where would it lead to, and what might you do there? Be as creative as you like, and show your ideas in whatever form you like. You could describe it, paint it, draw, annotate, make a model – or any combination of these!
Upload your work to Seesaw when you have finished it – we’re really looking forward to seeing your ideas!
Due in Friday 3rd July.
This week’s challenge is to investigate how far your food travels before it gets to your plate. Watch the Powerpoint that's attached below (or the equivalent PDF). Then complete the activity that's explained at the end, to investigate how far your favourite food travels. It's a very important and topical issue - so there's also a question at the end which you could start to consider.
Look at the video below showing the children in school testing their paper aeroplanes, from last week's challenge activity. It was a windy day!
- Food Miles Dont Matter - Powerpoint.ppt
- Food Miles Dont Matter - Powerpoint.pdf
- Food from Around the World.pdf