To kick off their new topic in science, Year 6 looked at the composition of blood. As part of this lesson, they had a go at making their own models of blood using different objects to represent different things. Inside of this jar we have red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, plasma and haemoglobin.
Did you know that it is the substance called haemoglobin that gives your blood it’s red colour?
As part of their electricity unit, Year 6 had a lesson all about conductors and insulators. They learnt the difference between the two and investigated using a range of different materials in the classroom. The children found that the drawer handle is a conductor and lets electricity flow through it easily, which is why the bulb in the circuit was lit.
To kick off their electricity unit, Year 6 spent their first lesson exploring static electricity. In this lesson they found out how static electricity is created with the transfer of electrons between objects. The children had great fun!
Year 6 completed a science experiment to explore the effect that fatty deposits have on blood flow. They concluded that the more fatty deposit build up there is in a person’s blood vessels, the harder it would be for the blood to flow through.
In science this week the children have been learning all about natural selection in their topic evolution and inheritance. This lesson involved the children using wooden sticks and tweezers to represent the process of natural selection.