Tuesday 28th April 2020
WALT: understand the work of famous scientists links to evolution and the impact of their findings.
In this lesson, use the power point to identify famous scientists and their work on evolution. You will also find the tasks at the end of the presentation.
All resources mentioned in the presentation can be found below.
Thursday 30th April 2020
WALT: investigate the relationship between light and shadow.
This lesson is a fun experiment and investigation for you to try at home! The aim is to identify the relationship between light and shadow. You don’t have to do this experiment today. It is weather permitting! You may wish to do this experiment at a different time that suits you and your family.
There will also be an alternative experiment if you are unable to take part in this one. This can be located in a separate document below. You may want to do both experiments!
Questions: what happens to a shadow when light moves?
You will need:
The sun (if the sun is out)
Pavement (or ground to draw on) – this could be in your garden or driveway.
Chalk (or something similar to draw around)
Tape measure (or something similar to measure with)
Recording sheet to record results.
Prediction: Before starting experiments, it is important to make a prediction. That way, we can evaluate the experiment once it has been complete. Remember to use scientific language when making your prediction.
Choose a spot to stand still in on your pavement. It is important you stand in the same spot every time you take a measurement. That does not mean stand in the same spot all day!
Ask a family member to draw around your shadow. Then record the time and the measurement of your shadow.
If possible, repeat this process every hour. I recommend on the hour, every hour. Nice and easy to remember!
Your start time and end time is up to you. I would recommend starting at 9am and finishing at 3pm (unless you are a vampire, then you can use the moon between 9pm and 3am!)
When you record all the times and measurements, put this into a table of records. I have attached an example for you to use if you wish.
Evaluation: Now you have complete the experiment, we need to evaluate it. Look back at your prediction – were you correct? How did the experiment go? Are there points that worked well or are there things that could be better?
Conclusion: this is time to sum up the experiment.
I hope you enjoy this experiment! It would be great to see photos of you completing your experiment. Please send photos to the school email address where they forward to Y6 staff for us to see.