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Science Week 2022 inspired our youngest Tintern community members to make new discoveries through experiences and experiments that supported prior knowledge and welcomed new ideas to further explore.

A wide variety of investigations studied included what items could float and sink using alfoil boats, creating a fast balloon rocket, draining skittles of their colour and assembling a homemade lava lamp.

Our Early Learners and Pre-Preps were encouraged to hypothesis and predict what could happen and then reflect on what they observed. Before making predictions we first needed to think, “what is a prediction?” It was concluded that a prediction is a promise you make when you’re not joking. Some predictions made when conducting the balloon rocket were:

“It’s going to be loud”.
“The tape won’t stick onto the straw”.
“The balloon might pop”.

After overseeing the experiment, the findings were that only three of Pre-Preps found the experiment to be loud, the tape stuck to the straw very easily and, the balloon did not pop.

After creating a number of successful investigations it became very clear that science week was a big hit!

 

Brooke Mitchell | ELC Teacher

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