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SNAP….. BANG… POP!

Last week Year 5 Science club had a great time putting some cool chemistry to the test as they exploded sandwich bags. The children worked together in groups to observe what would happen when mixing warm water with vinegar and baking soda. They each learnt that when these two substances do mix together, they create an acid base reaction, and eventually as the carbon dioxide fills up inside the sandwich bag, it causes an epic explosion!

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Lanterns!

This week, 5C have been very excited to discover a range of interesting facts about Chinese New Year; a multicultural festival which is celebrated in many countries around the world. The children were fascinated to hear a story about the Chinese Zodiac and loved learning about many of the family traditions that take place right across China during this celebration. After learning about the Lantern Festival, the children made their very own Chinese lanterns made out of paper.

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Parachutes!

5C have also been busy learning all about forces this half-term. To investigate air resistance and gravity, the children designed two of their very own parachutes using a range of materials. By creating two designs, the children were trying to investigate whether the surface area of a parachute will result in it having greater air resistance. The children were very excited to discover that the greater the surface area; the greater the air resistance.
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