During Science week the children were given the task of conducting a science experiment at home.
To every boy and girl that took part they were all amazing.
Each Teacher had the very difficult task of choosing a winner for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Science Week Winning Experiments 2024
P1 Miss Nixon P1 Mrs Byrne P2 Mrs Megarry
1st Lava Lamp 1st How to make my fish swim? 1st How to lift a large ice ball with a piece of string?
2nd How does music work? 2nd Why do I get sick? 2nd How to make rainbow water with the colours?
3rd Family fingerprints 3rd My Eggsperiment 3rd Can I pop a balloon with an orange peel?
P2 Mrs Joyce P3 Mrs Clark
1st Which citrus fruit makes the best fruity volcanic eruption? 1st Is my dog left or right pawed?
2nd Why do apples start to go brown when you don't eat them quickly? 2nd Does oil mix with water?
3rd Can I write a secret message with lemon juice? 3rd Will the volcano blast?
P3 Miss Scott P4 Mr Lau
1st Fire Vs Ink – Can I make writing disappear? 1st Can you light up food?
2nd How many fingerprints are there in my family? 2nd Can something be a liquid and a solid at the same time?
3rd What makes our lungs expand and contract? 3rd Can you grow a jelly baby?
P4 Mrs Smyth P5 Mr Quinn
1st Can we make an empty coke bottle fly? 1st How does a volcano erupt?
2nd Can you make a lava lamp in a jar? 2nd Colour Absorbtion
3rd What liquid cleans pennies best? 3rd Can you make a milky rainbow?
P5 Mrs Armstrong P6 Mr McQuillan
1st Is it possible to put holes in a bag of water without the water coming out? 1st How does the eye work?
2nd Can I make a bouncy egg? 2nd Skittles diffusion
3rd Can you blow up a balloon without blowing it? 3rd Electrolysis
P6 Miss Courtney P7 Mrs Szlachta
1st What liquids are acidic and alkaline? 1st Does shampoo really kill bacteria?
2nd Can a lemon work as a battery? 2nd Can I brainwash people by doing a magic trick?
3rd How does density work? 3rd How does colour affect appetite?
P7 Mrs Breslin
1st Can living beings survive on Saturn’s moon, Titan
2nd Can I make rain?
3rd Can I extinguish a flame with CO2?
This week Our whole school took part in Science week. The children had so much fun doing their experiments in class.
Here are a list of science investigations your child might like to try but they can equally think of something different that might interest them.
Science in a Cup at Hazelwood Integrated Primary
Mrs Cochrane's class had great fun finding out how water can travel.
Primary 4 Mrs Watson
Building the strongest castle wall using tubs. We then filled the tubs with snow to see if it made a difference.
P3 Mrs Blair
Investigated which material would melt the ice to help free the penguin.
We discovered that salt melted the ice the quickest.
P2 Miss Davis made bubbles machines
We learnt how bubbles are formed. We found out that bubbles are always a circle shape and investigated how to hold a bubble without bursting it. It was a super fun, messy morning!
P6 Mr McQuillan
We made telephone cups and used a range of materials to see if you could hear our new assembly song.
Primary 3 Miss Scott
P3 investigated which material would melt ice to free the penguin.
P1 : Water Travel
P1 decided to investigate whether or not they could make water travel.
We used a number of cups, different food colouring and tissue. Water was placed into the different cups and different food colouring was placed in each cup.Tissue was then used as a our travel system to allow the water to travel. We found that it took a few days but water did indeed travel and we created our own P1 rainbow.
Science Awards Assembly
The whole school took part in Science Week at the end of May. P1 – P7 were set a homework to come up with their own investigations. Children were involved with problem solving and predicting and analysing.
We had an amazing assembly for the science winners and to celebrate all the hard work across the school. P5 also performed their ‘States of Matter’ rap. It was fab!
Hazelwood Integrated College helped us to choose the overall KS1 and KS2 winners. A little boy from P1 explored fingerprints in his house and a P7 girl looked at snails’ shells and their patterns. Two worthy winners.
P5 Science facts
P2 science facts as prt of Science Week
The science winners for 2021
Awarding the winners for the science happened in class -due to COVID as there is unfortunately still no assembly in school. The medals were given out in class by their teacher and all the pupils celebrated.
It was the 21st year of the science assembly this year. Each class had a 1st, 2nd and 3rd winner. Due to COVID these children will be awarded their prizes in September assembly. The overall winner was from P4 - well done.
There was a fantastic effort from all the children and we look forward to further celebrations in September.
thank you to Miss Davis for all her hard work.
Floating and sinking
Such excitement that the caterpillars are now butterflies.
Helping to read the recipe and making a cake
Here are 10 STEM activities that you could complete on your own or with the help from your family. This will help keep you busy and creative at home. As always we welcome any of your own ideas - Just send your teacher a picture on Seesaw and with permission she will upload it to the school website. Happy experimenting.
- Superhero Science Experiment
- Can you make a coin disappear?
- 30 Day Lego Challenge
- How Strong is a piece of paper?
5.Can you make a skeleton? Can you beat a family members time?
6.Shadow drawing. What do you notice about the shadows at different times of the day?
- Egg Drop Challenge - Can you design something to the protect the egg from cracking?
You could use straws, old toilet roll tubes or brillo pads- Anything you think would work. There are plenty of
ideas online - however with this one, I want you to come up with your own solution!
- Tired of being on the iPad/x-box - Why don't you design a maze for your family to complete and see who completes it in the best time.
- QUICK- the dinosaurs need your help to escape! Can you find the best method for melting ice the quickest? (any toys can be frozen)
- Can you put pencils through a sandwich bag without it bursting?
(Testing should be carried out over a sink/ basin) A little tip- Your pencils will need to be very sharp!