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KS2/3 Groups Creating Topic based Posters in Science!

Our KS3 home-schooled children has created posters based on various topics such as how we obtain food, food groups, and a balanced diet which they have covered over the last half-term. A balanced diet contains the different nutrients in the correct amounts to keep us healthy. Imbalanced diets can cause obesity, starvation and deficiency diseases. The children have discussed areas in detail such as energy, looking at factors that affect this. Other topics covered have been related to how Read more [...]

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Children Create Models and Posters in Science!

Our home-schooled children have created models/posters based on the topics from their Daily Science booklets such as Living things inherit a combination of traits from their parents. The children have been learning about the following key concepts e.g. Traits and Heredity. Every organism requires a set of instructions for specifying its traits. Heredity is the passage of these instructions from one generation to the next. Genetics is the science of heredity. The set of instructions Read more [...]

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Hands-on Activity: DNA Extraction Lab

During Science some of the children have been learning about DNA.

DNA (short for deoxyribonucleic acid) is the single most important molecule
in living cells.

DNA is contained in the chromosomes, which are located inside the nucleus of a cell.

The children took part in a hands-on activity looking at what DNA looks like using a banana.

The activity followed on with an exercise discussing how the DNA looked like.

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Science- Watch a Plant Drink Activity!

This term our young learners have been learning about living things that have basic needs that help them stay alive.

They took part in a hands-on activity yesterday to see how a plant drinks water.

This experiment involved placing celery in a glass of coloured water to see how the plant drinks the water.

The children were able to record the results once they saw what had happened.

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How the digestion system works in humans!

Our home-schooled students have been describing how the digestion system works in humans. Focus points were to know what the mouth, tongue, teeth, oesophagus, stomach and intestine do to help us digest our food as well as knowing the order of our digestive system. Digestion is a scientific way of describing how we break down our food. It describes everything that happens to our food once it enters our mouths. The digestive system starts in our mouths. When food is swallowed it leaves Read more [...]

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Factors that contribute to rusting in metals or leading them to corrode!

The aim of the experiment was to determine what are the factors that contribute to rusting in metals or leading them to corrode. Rust is the crumbly, brown material which is caused by the chemical reaction or rather an oxidation process of iron and steel. Iron and steel rust in the presence of oxygen and water. When a metal object such as nail, rusts the molecules of iron on the surface of the nail exchange atoms with the oxygen in the air and produce a new substance, the reddish-brown ferrous Read more [...]

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Investigating Plate Tectonics in Science!

In Science some of our children have been creating a tasty model to investigate plate tectonics.

This was a hands-on activity to teach students about plate tectonics.

The model describes the structure of the Earth’s plates and the Earth’s layers as well as the theory of plate tectonics.

This activity was completed after initial instruction on the layers of the Earth and tectonic plates.

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Designing your own planet project!

Last term, some of our students worked on designing their own planet during their Science lessons. They started with planning, focusing on areas such as what the planet would look like, what colour it is, does anyone live there etc.  The children had the freedom to create their own version considering physical aspects as well as species that may live on it. Then the children went on to making their designs into a model. This was a fun way to encourage students to be creative by allowing Read more [...]

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Educational Afternoon at Recycle for Greater Manchester Waste Centre!

Last week our home schooled children had a wonderful trip to the Recycle for Greater Manchester Education Centre, as part of our science programme for this term. The programme of learning activities began with the children exploring the interactive exhibition area and was then followed by an introduction by the Education Officer, which focused on learning about the various coloured bins and the waste that goes in them. The children then participated in an interactive discussion, showing how the Read more [...]

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Students take part in modelling the phases of the moon activity using Jaffa Cakes!

Some of our home-schooled students have been looking at the topic: The sun, moon, and stars during Science lessons. The children reviewed what they have learned previously and then focused on the area about phases of the moon. Students got to learn that the moon doesn’t actually change shape—it just appears to change as it orbits Earth. The moon takes roughly 28 days to complete one orbit. The moon also takes 28 days to rotate. This means that the same side of the moon always faces Earth. Read more [...]

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