I can think critically, ask questions, and find out what is true through scientific investigation.
Today we started our science unit on Fun with Chemistry - ‘Prove it! The children were given the question: Which of the Jaffas will dissolve the quickest – the smaller jaffas or the giant jaffa? With their buddy the children in Room 5 needed to design an experiment to see what type of jaffa would dissolve the fastest in water.
Materials they could use:
3 small jaffas
1 giant jaffa
two shallow containers/flasks
No teacher direction or input was given. I was really impressed with how the children worked co-operatively with their buddy and organised themselves.
Watch the wee slideshow below. Now think...what would you do differently? What would you change? What would you keep the same?