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Welcome to our Science blog!

Here you will find lots of information and photographs all about our Science learning throughout the whole school. Children from every year group will have an input about what is included and will even write the blogs. We hope you enjoy finding out about our Science curriculum as much as we enjoy investigating the wonders of Science.

Science Week 2019

posted 10 Mar 2019, 07:17 by E Robinson

Science Week 2019

 Stocksbridge Junior School will be celebrating British Science Week from 11th – 15th March.

Pupils will be taking part in a range of STEM activities around the theme of ‘journeys’.  We will be encouraging pupils to think about the different scientific journeys that happen every day and how they can discover science through their own lives and experiences.  It is also a chance for pupils to consider how journeys can help us experience more of the world around us.  ‘Journeys’ is a particularly relevant topic for Science Week as 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Channel Tunnel.

At lunchtimes, our Junior Science Ambassadors will be in their pop-up lab demonstrating some fascinating experiments and explaining the mind-blowing science behind them.  Come along and discover how you can try these out for yourself at home!

Poster Competition – ‘Journeys’

Get creative and enter our poster competition.  You can make your poster about whatever type of journey you like:

·         You may want to research famous journeys e.g. Amy Johnson’s solo flight from Britain to Australia or Charles Darwin’s journey on HMS Beagle.  

·         Perhaps you’re interested in the type of journeys that may be made in the future or travels through time?

·         Your poster could even focus on cycles e.g. the water cycle; life cycles of plants and animals or the life cycle of plastics.

The posters need to be A4 or A3 (ask your teacher for some paper).  

They may be 2D or contain some 3D elements.  

Write your name and class on the back of the poster.

 The posters will be judged on creativity, how well they fit in with the theme and how well they have been made or drawn.

One winner from each year group will receive a fabulous science prize and will be entered into the British Science Association’s national competition.

Entries need to be handed to Miss Robinson by Monday 18th March.


posted 18 Nov 2016, 07:36 by Unknown user   [ updated 18 Nov 2016, 07:36 ]

Science week in year 4!

posted 26 Apr 2016, 04:51 by Unknown user

Science Experiments 
In year 4 Miss Heaton did 4 experiments called poke a potato, Make a Tea bag fly, drinking candle, Make a fizz inflator.
On poke a potato we got a straw and poked it into the potato. But the straw is to long so we cut it shorter and tried stabbing the potato and this time it went in with a lot of force.
On the make a fizz inflator Miss Heaton put some vinegar into a plastic two litre bottle and put some baking soda (which produced carbon Dioxide) into a balloon and put the balloon on top of the bottle so the soda poured into the bottle and the balloon blew up. 
For the drinking candle we got a plate and placed the lit candle into the middle of the plate. We poured coloured water (which was actually food colouring and plain (normal) water) around the candle on the plate. Secondly, we placed a see through glass over the top of the lit candle. The candle sucked up the water (which was food coloured) and the candle went out. The candle went out because there was no oxygen inside the see through glass. And that is how the candle drank!
To make a tea bag fly first we got a tea bag with a string on the top and put all the tea in the bin and cut the string of and shaped it into a oval shape and set fire to the bottom so it turned to ashes and it flew.
Our Trip To  Bolsterstone Graveyard 
We went to Bolsterstone graveyard with a geoligist to look at the different gravestones some were granite,sandstone,marble and finally limestone it was really fun we learnt a lot of things during our time at Bolsterstone graveyard.
invention competition
In science we we made a invention plan it was fun. A runner-up was from Y4SS and the winner was fromY4CH. Well done to those two children!

Science Week!

posted 14 Apr 2016, 07:34 by Unknown user

This week has been very busy with lots of amazing activities going on in and out of school for all year groups. These activities have included the following:

Year 3 have had a great opportunity to visit Chester zoo and have also had animals visit them.
Year 4 have visited Bolsterstone churchyard to look at different types of rocks and carry out a survey.
Year 5 have visited the High School and experienced what it is like to carry out investigations in a real laboratory.
Year 6 have had a Scratch workshop and learnt about robotics.

We have also completed exciting experiments which we can carry out at home and completed an invention task as a whole school.

Keep looking on our blog for the children's live updates about Science week and for photographs and examples of work of the fantastic week we have had in school.

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