Year 1 had a great time carrying out various investigations during Science Week.

  1. Investigating Colour

Year 1 used Skittles to investigate if colour dissolved quicker in hot or cold water. With help, the children poured hot water on one plate then cold on another plate. The children then watched the colours on the Skittles to see which plate dissolved the colours the quickest.



  1. Investigating How Rain Happens

The children investigated how rain happens. The shaving cream represented the clouds and the water represented the air. The coloured water represented the rain. As the coloured water saturates the “cloud”, it gets heavy and eventually is so heavy that it can no longer hold the water. It “rains” down into the jar – through the “air.” It is just like real rain falling through the air.


  1. Dancing Raisins

When the children first drop the raisins in the fizzy drink they sink to the bottom of the glass because they are denser than the drink. But the carbonated drink releases carbon dioxide bubbles and these bubbles love to attach to the rough surface of the raisins. They act like tiny flotation devices that lift the raisin to the surface of the water and look like they are dancing!