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Yr 3 Science Club

Year 3 Science Club



Science Club takes place with Mrs Watkins every Tuesday after school from 3.40pm to 4.20pm for Year 3 pupils.  


What do we do?

In science club the children take part in a range of investigations using everyday items. The investigations are hands on and the pupils are encouraged to predict what might happen and use science vocabulary. Science club aims to encourage enquiring minds and nurture interests in science. The club runs for 6 weeks and  then a new set of budding scientists are chosen to ensure that the majority of interested pupils are able to participate. 

Week 5   14.2.17

First year 3 looked at the crystals they grew from last week. The salt was the fastest to grow, the others need more time, but all good scientists know some experiments take longer than others ! Next we made flubber, as always a firm ( actually it's far from firm ) favourite as the children's faces demonstrate ! Great fun great science ! 

Week 4 7.2.17

Looking at crystals. 

Year 3 used the digital microscope to look at crystals. They took photos as well. Then they dissolved some crystals in hot water and dangled string into the solution. We are hoping that next week will see crystals growing on the string. 

Week 3 30.1.17

Acids in our food. 

Year 3 watched a PowerPoint on acid erosion of our teeth. They used litmus paper to test the acidity of different foods and drinks. They predicted that lemon juice and vinegar would be acidic and that toothpaste wouldn't be. They were correct . 

Testing the acidity in our foods and drinks

Week 2  17.1.17

We watched as the coloured water started to fill up the glass as the candle burnt out. The candle uses the oxygen in the glass, this makes a 'space' for the water to fill up. Great fun to watch. Then we predicted that as the ice cube melted in the oil , the oil would turn blue. It didn't ,instead blobs of blue water dripped through the oil into the water..... Well we all know oil and water don't mix. Finally we predicted the candle would stop burning when it got as low as the water and it didn't ! Instead it carried on burning down the middle of the candle making a surrounded by an outside of cold wax..... Magic, not at all, it's science .

Watch the water being sucked up

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Week 1 10.1.17

A new group of budding scientist. This week we looked at out fingerprints. We used chalk and ink to take fingerprints. We looked at them using magnifying glasses and the digi- microscope. Fascinating how very different they were. 

Fingerprint analysis

Week 6.    13.12.16

The last session with this group. We ended with a favourite, elephant toothpaste and flubber. Good, messy science fun. Merry Christmas to my science club.


Elephant toothpaste and flubber

Elephant toothpaste demonstration

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 Week 5. 6.12.16

Static electricity, we charged up our balloons and tried to attract different items, even water. The water was pulled slightly towards the balloon. We separated salt from pepper and of course made our hair stand up. Unfortunately the weather was damp so this prevented the static electricity working really we, typical British weather !

Week 4 



Acid and alkali, we used litmus paper and red cabbage water to test different everyday products and foods. We compared the colours to the acid and alkali (ph) colour chart and then put them in order .


Week 3. 15.11.16

Lava lamps and dancing raisins. Year 3 predicted that the raisins would sink or swell up in water, they did sink. Then they predicted that they would float in the fizzy drink, they actually sank then floated , then sank again, they kept doing this. Then we added water and oil to a bottle. Dropped in food colouring then added a fizzy tablet. The water bubbled and the food colouring formed bubbles in the oil, a home made lava lamp. 

Dancing raisins and lava lamp.

Dancing raisins excitement

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Week 2 - 8.11.16

Layering water and floating tomato.

We made different sugar solutions and put food colouring in them so we we could tell the difference. We layered them carefully to make rainbow water. Then we made a tomato float in the middle of the liquid. Magic...... No SCIENCE !

Layering liquids and floating tomato.

Week 1 - 1.11.16 Chromatography.

Year 3 predicted that the water would turn black are that the ink might bubble when they dipped the paper in the water. Look want did happen........