Posts Tagged With: Energy

Science Wizards

We recently celebrated Science at Elkanah House Senior Primary, with our Science Expo.  It was truly a celebration, as it brought out the best in our children.  The Grade 5’s topic was ENERGY, and believe me, there was more than enough energy doing the rounds on Expo Day!  The children researched an experiment or an investigation of their choice, related to energy.  After attempting the experiments, photographs were taken and posters were made to communicate their findings.  The children had to consider their aim or the question that they wanted to explore, the apparatus that was needed, the method that had to be followed, the observations made through the results and then draw a conclusion.  On the day of our Science Expo, the judges made their rounds and the parents and visitors came to view the experiments and talk to our children to get firsthand knowledge about their findings.  Our children were well-prepared and confident when answering the public’s questions.  They were very excited to demonstrate their experiments.  So much learning, problem solving and critical thinking happened during this task.  This was so much more than just Science!

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Here are some of the Pelicans making their posters.

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Take a look at some of our final “products”.

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Alternative Energy – Saving Electricity

After learning all about renewable and non-renewable sources of energy, the Grade 5’s made their own solar ovens at school this week.  The children worked in pairs.  They used pizza boxes, tinfoil, black paper and cellophane and had to follow step-by-step instructions independently.  To test their solar ovens, they could put some chocolate inside to see how quickly it would melt.  Of course they enjoyed the “spoils” afterwards.  The children had to consider the advantages and disadvantages of using this type of oven, as well as think of who would benefit from using solar ovens.

Here are some of the Pelicans making their Solar Ovens.

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Take a look at some of our completed Solar Ovens.

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And the proof is in the pudding!  Just checking to see if the oven actually works…

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