Sorting sweets and rating rocks

Date: 27th Sep 2022 @ 3:42pm

We have begun our new Science unit about rocks, soil and fossils. In our first lesson, the children were challenged to sort 'sweetie rocks' in different ways. There was lots of discussion and they were even able to guess what criteria other groups had used when they had a look. They remembered some of the properties of materials from last year. Then we examined some new scientific vocabulary and some of the children then used these when recording their work. In our next lesson, we will be testing hardness and ranking the sweets in order of hardness. They will also examine some real rocks and test their permeability.