Science with the WOW Factor!

Some more sensational science lessons!

Adventures in Learning

As a school we have begun to use a creative curriculum to teach a topic based curriculum rather than teaching discrete subjects. We are using the Hamilton Trust as a starting point for our planning. My topic for this first term has been Cool Stuff and in addition to teaching specific skills and concepts I have also tried to find some COOL SCIENCE activities to create the WOW factor.

The first of these lessons was Making Gloop which you can read about on our class blog. We had been looking at Materials and their Properties and had been examining the properties of solids, liquids and gases. Gloop (also known as oobleck) is a bit more difficult to classify. In fact if Sir Isaac Newton, the British scientist who gave us the theory of gravity, were alive today, he might be confused by gloop. Back in the 1700s, Sir Isaac Newton identified…

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