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Science 1

Beginning Our Planet work


Once we have finished our current Ancient Greek Topic we will be moving onto looking at space. 

This week starting 11/05/2020 I would like you to create your own solar system. You can either create a model of the solar system that is 3D, or 2D on a piece of paper. Make these as scientific as possible with lines of rotation and clear labels. Make sure you have researched the solar system in-depth to create the best model/ diagram as possible. 


For an added challenge include as many moons as you can for the different planets in the solar system on your model or diagram. 

Also how many moons are there in the entire solar system?

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Pick a Planet

With your solar system model or image fished you should know all the different planets in our solar system. 

I would like you to pick one of the planets and create a full fact file on it. There is the example below to give you an idea of the different key facts you must include.

In addition to these that I want you to include:
-3 fun facts, any 3 facts in addition to those on the example fact file that you found that you thought were very fun. 

-If the gravity is greater or lesser than on Earth. If you are at all confused about gravity on planets or want to know more follow this link

Create your own planet

For this week and next weeks lesson (1st June to 12th June)


Create and design your planet.

First lesson design your planets looks. On a bit of paper design your planet as a whole, what color of landmasses will look like, colour of the water, will it have any water at all, the size, whether it has moons. Be as creative as you would like but keep it fairly realistic. This means it should be spherical in shape. 

If your planet does have a moon or multiple moons make sure these are included in you diagram. 


Create a fact file on your planet

Create a fact file for your planet just as you did for a planet in the lesson before the last covering all the information for your planet that you have made up. Make sure you include:
-3 fun facts, any 3 facts in addition to those on the example fact file that you found that you thought were very fun. 

-If the gravity is greater or lesser than on Earth. If you are at all confused about gravity on planets or want to know more follow this link

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Experiment 1
Plant Cloning

Clone a plant by making a plant cutting and planting it in a pot with soil. Check it every day, and see if it grows.



Experiment 2

Make a list of objects around your home that are/are not magnetic.
Scale them 1 to 10 to show which materials are most magnetic. 



Experiment 3

Solids, Liquids and Gasses

Look at the items you have at home. Can you make a list of the items that are solids, liquids and gasses.

Think about each item you have listed, can they change state? How and why? Reversible and Irreversible changes

What happens when you mix these things and then try to separate them?

flour and water, sugar and water, sand and water



Experiment 4

Supersize a marshmallow

You will need: a marshmallow and a microwave

1. Put a large marshmallow on a plate and an adult must microwave it for 30-60 seconds. 2. You’ll see that it grows...and grows... and then goes black inside.

Marshmallows are foamy because they’ve got loads of tiny air pockets in them. The microwaves heat up the water vapour inside them, making the molecules bounce around more and more, pushing the air pockets outwards. But, eventually, the sugar starts to burn (so they’ll taste better after just 30 seconds!). They’re super hot when they come out, so be careful!



Experiment 5

Make Dragons Eggs

Have you ever tried making magical dragon eggs?

Take an egg and some food colouring:

1. An adult should hard-boil some eggs.

2. Let them cool and then roll them on the work-surface to crackle the shell all over.

3. Half-fill some cups with water and mix in some food colouring into each cup (the gel pastes work best).

4. Pop an egg into each cup and leave in the fridge overnight.

5. Peel off the shell and you’ll see that the dye is taken up wherever the shell is cracked.



Experiment 6

Make water walk

Did you know you can make water walk? You will need: water, 3 clear glasses, yellow and blue food colouring, kitchen roll

1. Fill two glasses with water.

2. Add some blue food colouring to one and some yellow food colouring to the other.

3. Place the two glasses of coloured water either side of the empty glass.

4. Fold a sheet of kitchen roll lengthways until it fits into the glass.

5. Now place one end of the kitchen roll into the blue water and the other end into the empty glass. Do the same with the other piece of kitchen roll and the glass of yellow water.

You should find the water will start ‘walking’ up the kitchen roll and over into the middle glass. After a couple of hours, the middle glass should have a mix of the two colours of water in it. This is because the water travels through tiny gaps between the kitchen roll’s fibres. This is called capillary action. Plants use capillary action to help them move water from the ground up through their stems.




Activity 1
Solar System

Research the solar system that we live in. Create you own one either on your home learning books or a 3D model. The way you create it is up to you. Make sure you have every single planet and moon that you can fit in with correct labels.