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Science at Rudston Primary focuses on scientific enquiry and finding out the answers to questions, including the ones that the children have asked themselves! Children are encouraged to carry out their own investigations and discover things for themselves. Science topics are introduced through our Learning Challenge Curriculum where children are encouraged to find the answers to thought provoking questions. All children have practical science lessons throughout the year with Mrs Edwards a Science Specialist Teacher.

CtTlYrAWEAApk4oMrs Edwards has been helping Reception find out about our new school environment and Year 4 have been finding out what happens to the food we eat.

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There’s something strange in the neighbourhood…
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Here are some examples of the questions we will be trying to answer in our Science learning challenges…

Can the Meerkats help Father Christmas?

Do you solve problems with your mind or your gut instinct?

Will we ever send another human to the moon?

What would like be like without television or the Internet?

 

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Will we ever send another human to the moon?

Here are some fantastic links for our current Learning Challenge, which revolves around the our solar-system! (Get it?)

The Scale of the Universe

http://htwins.net/scale2/

3D Space Shuttle Launch

http://360vr.com/2011/02/24-sts-133-launch-8mm-setup_7748/

Google Moon!

http://www.google.co.uk/moon/

Google Mars!

http://www.google.co.uk/mars/

Google Sky

https://www.google.com/sky/

Google Earth

http://www.google.co.uk/earth/

How many people are in space right now?

http://www.howmanypeopleareinspacerightnow.com/

Zoom around our solar system:

http://www.solarsystemscope.com/

Inside a space shuttle:

http://360vr.com/2011/06/22-discovery-flight-deck-opf_6236/index.html

The size of our universe:

http://www.rense.com/general72/size.htm

Your age on other planets:

http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/age/#

Debating the Moon Missions

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/debating-manned-moon-missions-104905/?no-ist=

Talking Science

Talking Science is an opportunity to nurture the scientific gifts and talents in children showing interest and enthusiasm forlearning about the world and how it works. The Daresbury Laboratory provides free stimulating talks on Science, Mathematics and the Universe for schools, families and the public. You can keep up with whats coming up at http://stfc.ac.uk/2454.aspx

 

“Do not believe just because wise men say so.
Do not believe just because it has always been that way.
Do not believe just because others may believe so .Examine and ~ experience yourself!”

The Buddha

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