Yesterday we melted chocolate to show how igneous rock is made. We melted the chocolate to represent the lava and poured it onto grease proof paper to then cool and form ‘igneous rock’. This really helped the children to understand how it is made.
In science, this term, we are looking at rocks. This week, we have tested rocks to find out if they are porous, how hard they are, whether they flat or sink and whether they are affected by vinegar.
We also used
to check our results and to find out about how rocks split as we were not able to try this for ourselves.
The children were very excited to find out that one type of rock does float! Another types of rock fizzes when vinegar is placed on it.
Over the next few weeks, we will be discovering how rocks were made, how fossils were made and how soil is made.
Some children used their knowledge from science this term to create this wonderful animation showing what happens during the life cycle of a plant.