December 2020 : Mouldy bread experiment
This term, we have looked at the importance of bread in our diet and how it has evolved throughout the ages. In science, we carried out an experiment, using sliced white bread, to find out whether mould prefers dark or light conditions/ damp or dry conditions/ warm or cold conditions/ open-air or air tight conditions. After two weeks of observations, we discovered that mould prefers to grow in warm, moist conditions. We had a variety of mould in reds, blacks and blues- the children were both fascinated and horrified (particularly with the slices that were touched by everyone’s unwashed hands- pictures to follow!).
Woodlouse Choice Chambers
6B enjoyed an interesting afternoon building a choice chamber for woodlice. The children designed and built the choice chambers having decided upon either a light v dark habitat or dry v damp. We then went out to the field to collect the woodlice and let them explore their new (temporary) home. We recorded their behaviour over a set period of time and will use this data in our science reports which will be written this week. The woodlice were safely returned to their original habitat at the end of the afternoon.
Hooked on maths
6B busy working out maths problems on their whiteboards.