In Reception we have been exploring a variety of science activities:
Wax resist pictures
We drew a picture using wax crayons and then washed over it with water colour paints. We noticed that the paint did not stick to the wax crayon.
First we made a puppet, then we use the torch to make a shadow. We could see the shape of our puppet on the wall. Then we used the hole punch to make holes in the puppet and looked at the shadow again. We could see the holes that we made because the torch light shone through.
We make houses for the Three Little Pigs using different resources. Then we tested whether The Big Bad Wolf (balloon pump) could blow it down.
We found out that Duplo was a better material than straws because it did not blow down.
Magnetic sensory bottles
We use the magnets to explore the bottles. This was a fun activity because we found lots of magnetic items hidden inside. We enjoyed seeing how many magnetic items would stick together each time. We noticed that not all the items stuck to the magnet, we realised that this was because they were not magnetic.
We had to work together to free the monsters from the ice. We used pipettes to drop cold and warm water onto the blocks. We found out that dropping water onto the ice caused it to melt slowly but when we dropped warm water it made the ice melt faster.