Junior School Science Day 2021

August is always a fabulous month in the world of Science as an entire week is dedicated to Science. However, because of the current situation that we find ourselves in with remote learning and restrictions on movement, the Junior School has decided to celebrate one focused Science Day instead. The Junior School will be dedicating the entire morning session of Friday 20 August, to celebrate this huge event.

As usual, the teachers have lots of activities planned for Science Day that will continue to inspire a love of learning and passion for Science. These include scientific investigations, virtual tours, a guest scientist, and of course many experiments. For these experiments, students will need a few basic items that should be easy to source. Please refer to the list below to see what each year group will need to participate in these fun and engaging experiments.

Year K – 2

  • Lemons (2 or more)
  • Bicarbonate soda
  • Sugar (1 or 2 teaspoons)
  • Juicer
  • Fortified cereal such as Cornflakes (check the label to see how much iron each serving contains—the more the better)
  • Zip-lock bag
  • Magnet
  • Balloons (at least two)

Year 3 – 4

  • Sugar (about one cup)
  • Bicarbonate soda
  • Golden syrup
  • Cake pan
  • Large saucepan
  • Parent supervision required so boys are free to complete Stage 1 activity if no one is around to assist with this activity
  • Apple (one)
  • Vinegar
  • Sugar (about one cup)
  • Zip-lock bags (at least 4)
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt (½ cup)

Year 5 – 6

  • Paper towels
  • Milk (about a cup)
  • White Vinegar (about a cup)
  • Sieve or Strainer
  • Optional – cookie cutters
  • Food colouring (at least one colour)
  • Cooking oil
  • Corn flour
  • Measuring cup

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