Thursday, 14 June 2012

A Term of Fair Testing

Our school Science Week is next week and walking around the school, it is great to see so much science happening in all the classes.

Leading up to next week, boys across all year levels have been learning about fair testing and how to conduct a scientific investigation.  Both Year 4 and Year 5 have conducted a number of fair tests and in the science room they investigated what was the best substance to put on roads to stop them being icy and slippery.  Classes were divided into groups and then each group carefully tested four different substances by sprinkling them onto ice cubes and then observing and recording which ice cube melted the fastest.  From this, they learnt how to identify the different variables, the importance of fair testing and repeat testing, how to write observations, record data and form conclusions based on what their results told them. 

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