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PORG International School Primary Science

Year 4 have been getting to grips with scientific methods in their latest class.

They were investigating the the effects of different materials on the time it takes an ice cube to melt.

Everyone had 5 ice cubes, one of which they left uncovered as a control sample. The others were covered with foil, a towel, cling film, and greaseproof paper.

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When the control sample had melted, they recorded how much of the other samples had melted and so which materials kept them the coldest.

We can do these experiments at home with materials most of the parents have or can get easily, so there's no need to learn less just because we can't be together at school.

This is one of the ways we help our primary school science pupils learn how to do experiments and record results. Just as importantly, it teaches them why it is important to be methodical in their work!